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F. W. Cotterill

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June 1888. Bolts.
September 1895.
May 1949.
July 1949.

F. W. Cotterill of Atlas Works, Darlaston, South Staffs.

1820 Established

1845 Mention. F. W. Cotterill, bolt manufacturer, Darlaston.[1]

1872 Liquidation of Charles Carter and Co, of the Atlas Works, Station-street, Darlaston, Nut and Bolt Manufacturers, Iron Girder Makers, and General Railway Smiths[2]

1894 Petch's Wheel Cap Wrench [3]

At some point acquired John Garrington and Sons (presumably 1912)

1919 Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds absorbed F. W. Cotterill, of Darlaston, for its extensive nut and bolt and other interests.[4], this firm having previously absorbed John Garrington and Sons, forming the largest nut and bolt company in the country.

1925 Company in liquidation. Liquidator is Tom Swift Peacock.[5]

1949 Bolt and Nut Division of Atlas Works, part of Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds (Midlands).

1962 Part of GKN Bolts and Nuts

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Sources of Information

  1. Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser - Wednesday 03 September 1845
  2. London Gazette 13 Feb 1872
  3. The Engineer of 1st June 1894 p475
  4. The Times, Aug 29, 1919
  5. [1] The London Gazette Publication date:15 December 1925 Issue:33114 Page:8315