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1841 Company founded
1864 Patent. '1442. To Josiah Pemberton Williams and Thomas Robinson, of Widnes Foundry, Widnes Dock, near Warrington, in the county of Lancaster, for the invention of "improvements in annealing wire."'
1905 The company was registered on 20 June, to take over the business of a private company of the same name. 
1925 The business became the Widnes Foundry (1925) Co. Ltd.