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H. and T. Danks

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January 1888.
December 1929.

Netherton, near Dudley, Birmingham.

1807 Joseph Danks was born in August; he became a blacksmith, who manufactured industrial boilers and iron canal boats

Joseph and his wife had Elizabeth had 3 sons, Edwin, Henry and Thomas, and 3 daughters. The sons all trained and worked as boilermakers [1]

1840 Company founded.

1850s Edwin had a dispute with his father and brothers and left to go to Australia. When he returned he established Edwin Danks and Co in direct competition with his brothers.

1896/7 Directory: Listed as makers of iron boats [2]

1896/7 Directory: Listed as makers of steam boilers [3]

1907 Private company.

By 1922 was recognized as H. and T. Danks (Netherton) Ltd

1937 Name changed

See Danks of Netherton

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