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1938. "Beacon" Trademark.

Bruntons of Musselburgh, Scotland, wire and wire rope manufacturers.

1870 founded as W. N. Brunton in 1870 at Musselburgh.

1876 came under the full control of Mr. W. N. Brunton.

1888 Began to manufacture rope wire

1890 Started to manufacture of wire ropes for all purposes.

1892 Drew 2.5 per cent nickel alloy steel into wire for the first time drawn.

1913 Bruntons first commercially produced stainless steel wire.

1931 Acquired George Elliot and Co not later than February 1931[1]

1937 Wire and wire rope manufacturers.[2]

1937 Supplier of Tru-Lay Ropes[3]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers.

1939 John Dixon Brunton was managing director.

1960 Mining wire ropes. "Beacon" Tru-Lay Wire Ropes and Tru-Loc Fittings.[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. National Archives: Glass, Elliot and Co
  2. * 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. The Times, Jul 15, 1937
  4. * Mining Year Book 1960. Published by Walter E. Skinner. Advert p157