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Frederick Danks

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1914 Fred Danks Lancashire boiler at Westonzoyland Museum
1914 Fred Danks Lancashire boiler at Westonzoyland Museum. Detail.

of Oldbury, Birmingham

1916 5-ton steam wagon (CW 1531) built for John Riley and Sons

1918 British Cyanides Co acquired Fred Danks Ltd to provide room for expansion at Oldbury (and which also turned out to be a good business investment)[1].

1920 The boiler making activities of Fred Danks Ltd were closed because of competition from secondhand boilers[2].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 28 June 1918
  2. The Times, 22 January 1920