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Burnell and Co

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Nov 1919.

of Ellesmere Port, Wirral, Cheshire.

1900 The company was registered on 28 April, to acquire the business of manufacturers of galvanised sheets etc of the firm of the same name. [1]

1926 Former Chairman, Gordon H. Fraser died on 3rd February following an operation in London.

1951 Nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain[2]

1956 Taken over by John Summers and Sons at the request of the Holding and Realization Agency[3].

1963 Closed because their hand mills could not compete with modern processes[4].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Hansard 19 February 1951
  3. The Times, 15 January 1963
  4. The Times, 15 January 1963