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 163,152 pages of information and 245,599 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.

Cox and Danks

From Graces Guide
1921.
Dec 1921.
Jan 1947.
1958.
February 1959. Profile cutting.

Iron and Steel Merchants/ Metal dealers of 168 Regent Street, W.1.

Manchester - Arcade Chambers, St Mary's Gate / Midlands - Richard Green Ltd of Cradley Heath, Staffs.

1921 Ernest Frank Cox, trading as Cox and Danks, gained a licence under the Non-Ferrous Metal Industry Act.[1]

1922 E. F. G. Cox set up a ship-breaking yard at Queenborough, Kent, and subsequently purchased from the Government a 40,000-ton floating dock which had been handed over by Germany as reparations. He was subsequently engaged to raise the scuttled German battle fleet in Scapa Flow.

1924 Article about the salvage of the German fleet at Scapa Flow[2]

1925 Address changed from 39, and 40, Arcade Chambers St. Mary's Gate, Manchester, to Parsonage Chambers, 3 The Parsonage, Manchester.[3]

1933 Metal Industries acquired the salvage undertaking of the company at Scapa Flow

1949 Metal Industries acquired the company. Had operations throughout Britain; dealer in ferrous and non-ferrous metals; collector and disposer of metals; also dealt in new and reused steel, and in reused plant and machinery[4]

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