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Billington and Newton

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February 1888.
December 1907.
July 1908.
March 1948.
May 1948.
June 1948.
July 1948.
August 1950.
April 1952.
September 1954.

of Vulcan Brass Foundry, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent

1870 Company established.

1914 Metal manufacturers. Specialities: manganese bronze propellers and other castings in this alloy for motor work; compressed phosphor bronze, compressed bronze for motor gear. Employees 200. [1]

1937 Non-ferrous castings. "Oak" Bushes, Non-ferrous Castings and Bearing Metals. [2]

1948 Amalgamated with T. M. Birkett and Sons.

1951 Advert for non-ferrous castings in association with T. M. Birkett and Sons. [3]

By 1954 the company was T. M. Birkett, Billington and Newton

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. Mechanical World Year Book 1951. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p