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W. G. Allen and Sons

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February 1959.
Railway carriage. Exhibit at the L'Adventure du Sucre, Mauritius.
Railway carriage (detail). Exhibit at the L'Adventure du Sucre, Mauritius.

W. G. Allen and Sons (Tipton) Ltd, maker of boilers, heating and general engineers, of Tipton

1850 Company founded.

1909 Private company.

1939 Company made public.

1960 Advert. Equipment for the mining industry. [1]

1961 Colliery, light railway and mechanical engineers, and welded fabrications in mild and stainless steels and light alloys. Products include colliery tubs and mine cars, "Ixion" precision roller bearings and roller bearing wheels and axles, safety couplings for mine cars, light railway wagons, colliery air pipes and pit cages in steel and light alloys, hydro-mech tipplers, oil fired heaters and heatwave radiant panels. 550 employees. [2]

1969 Had a subsidiary Allen Ygnis Boilers Ltd[3].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p156
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Times, 22 October 1969