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of Tinsley Steel, Iron and Wire Rope Works, Tinsley, Sheffield
1866 Company established.
1873 The company was registered on 17 May, to take over the steel, iron and wire rope works of the firm of the same name.
1898 In order to liquidate the company's indebtedness to the bankers, to purchase certain freehold land and to provide additional working capital, it was decided to wind up and to form a new company, which was registered on 1 November, under the same title. 
1901 Bar Iron Manufacturers. 
1914 Steel, iron, wire rope and horse shoe manufacturers. Specialities: bar iron, steel wire rods made form the famous Sheffield steel, channel steel for rubber tyres for cabs, motor cars etc., horse shoes and wire ropes of every description. Employees 985. 
1937 Supplier of Tru-Lay Ropes
1953 One of the original owners of Templeborough Rolling Mills (which was the first nationalised company to be sold by the Iron and Steel Holding and Rationalization Agency) who regained their shares in that company - one third being sold to William Cooke and Co Ltd. British Ropes Ltd held 50 percent of the shares in William Cooke and Co Ltd.
1954 British Ropes acquired the remainder of the company.