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Foster Brothers

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May 1896.
December 1906.

of Lea Brook Tube Works, Wednesbury

1888 Company established.

1893 Incorporated as a limited company. The business which had been carried on by Humphrey Foster as Ratcliff and Foster was converted into a private limited company as Foster Brothers[1]

1911 Manufacturer of Tubes for the Railways.[2]

1914 Tube makers and engineers. Specialities: tubes and fittings, high-pressure steam pipe-work. [3]

1934 Iissued bankruptcy notice against Clifford Llewellyn Brown[4]

1961 Associated with Foster Brothers (London) and Foster Brothers Plastics

Presumably later Fosters Power Piping of Wednesbury

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jun 02, 1893
  2. Bradshaw’s Railway Manual 1911
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. The London Gazette 24 August 1934