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British Iron and Steel Corporation

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of Lancaster Place, Strand, London

1936 Established to deal with the export business handled by the British Steel Export Association[1]

1937 Launched a campaign to collect scrap iron from households[2]. As the trading arm of the British Iron and Steel Federation entered into a contract for supply of iron ore from Brazil[3]. Began bulk purchase of pig iron from India and the USA[4]

Subsidiary British Iron and Steel Corporation (Salvage) Ltd

1940 Moved head office to Leamington[5]

Post-1948: might be confused with the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain

1950 Continued to purchase ships for scrapping[6]

post-1967: after the formation of the British Steel Corporation to own the nationalized industry, the British Iron and Steel Federation was dissolved[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jun 26, 1936
  2. The Times Aug 03, 1937
  3. The Times Aug 03, 1937
  4. The Times Feb 08, 1938
  5. The Times, Oct 22, 1940
  6. The Times, Oct 13, 1950
  7. The Times, Feb 29, 1968