Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,457 pages of information and 245,911 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

B. J. Forder and Son

From Graces Guide

See Benjamin John Harfield Forder

1897 Owned Sundon Cement Works, Dunstable.

1900 The company was registered on 25 May, to acquire the lime, cement and brick works of the firm of the same name. [1]

1910 Purchased a very large steam excavator (face shovel), designed by A R Grossmith, from Rubery, Owen and Co[2]

1911 The Lime and Cement Businesses were sold to the British Portland Cement Manufacturers

1914 Directors: Halley Stewart, J.P. (Chairman), Percy Malcolm Stewart, J.P. (Managing Director), and Benjamin Christmas Forder, J.P.

1923 Acquired the London Brick Co to form the London Brick Company and Forders.[3]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Engineer 1910/04/15
  3. The Times, March 16, 1937