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Exors of James Mills

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January 1880.
November 1926.
August 1933.
May 1947.
November 1947.
March 1948.
May 1950.
November 1950.
January 1952.
March 1952.
May 1952.
July 1952.
January 1953.
Oct 1966.

of Woodley, Near Stockport

of Bredbury Steel Works, Woodley near Stockport.

of Stockport and Wolverhampton (1966)

1850 The James Mills company was founded.

1880 the company was run by the Executors of James Mills - see James Mills

1900 Private company.

1930 Acquired by GKN who also made bright drawn steel products[1]

1935 See James Mills:1935 Review

Subsidiary formed: Mills Scaffold Co[2]

1937 Steel manufacturers and engineers. [3]

1937 Steel manufacturers and engineers. "Mills" Freecutting Carbon and Casehardening Steels.[4]

1940 Ledloy (see advert)

1947 James Mills' Ledloy.

1961 Light machinists, steel rollers and manufacturers of bright steel and hot pressings. 2,100 employees. [5]

1966 Part of GKN Rolled and Bright Steel

1967 One of the larger steel companies not subject to nationalisation[6]

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