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Wolverhampton Metal Co, copper smelters and refiners, makers of alloys, and dealers in non-ferrous scrap, of James House, Wednesfield, near Wolverhampton.
1895 H. S. James joined Summerhill; his 5 grandsons all took active part in the business
1903 Company incorporated
1908 Converted into a private company
1918 Listed as 'The Wolverhampton Metal Co., Ltd., Wednesbury, Wolverhampton'.
1942 Acquired minority share in James Bridge Copper Works
1944 Purchased the remaining shares in James Bridge Copper Works from the James family.
1945 Acquired the Birmingham metal refining business of the late F. W. Parsons
1955 Gloucester branch established as subsidiary: Hayes Metals (Gloucester) Ltd - perhaps connected with Hayes and Marvin?
By 1964 the Wolverhampton Metal Group included Wolverhampton Metal Co and James Bridge Copper Works
1968 IMI acquired the company
1969 Part of IMI Group