Weldless Tube Co
of 7 Newhall St, Birmingham
1872 William Charles Stiff retired from the partnerships with Francis Henry Lloyd and Charles Faulkner of Lister Street and Globe Works, Icknield Port Road, Birmingham as the Weldless Tube Co and the Weldless and Patent Solid Cold Drawn Steel Tube Co
Mid-1890s Arthur Chamberlain took over the ailing firm and merged it with others
The company was hit by the collapse of the cycle boom.
1898 These firms were reconstructed into Tubes Ltd
1918 Formed the nucleus of Tube Investments.
Arthur Chamberlain's son and grandson, both called Arthur, were involved in the management into the 1950s.
Sources of Information
- Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97
- London Gazette 2 August 1872