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Robert Wilson and Sons

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Robert Wilson and Sons of Blue Row, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, Makers of Steel Castings and Colliery Plant

1849 Company founded by David Hope.

1860 Robert Wilson succeeded to the business

1882 The partnership became Robert Wilson & Sons.

1914 Directory: Steel Founders. [1]

1914 Manufacturers of steel castings and colliery plant, stone and coal boring machines, bore rod ends for using against old workings, forge and steel works. Employees 400. [2]

1914 Principals: Robert Wilson, M. Stokoe Hall, Thomas Wilson and Stephen Wilson.

1941 Private company.

1961 Food processors and manufacturers of pet foods, feeding stuffs, fat and fertilizers. Distributors, exporters and manufacturers of fire-fighting foam compound. 800 employees. [3]

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