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Furnace and coal carbonizing plant builders, Gas and Constructional Engineers, of Dibdale Works, Dudley, Worcestershire. Telephone: Dudley 3141. Telegraphic Address: "Gibbons, Lower Gornal". Also at London, Bristol and Darlington

1875 Business established

1894 The Partnership between Benjamin Gibbons and William Pike Gibbons, trading in copartnership at Dibdale in the county of Stafford as Manufacturers of Gas Retorts and other Fire Clay Goods and Colliery Owners under the style of Benjamin Gibbons Junior, was dissolved. Also the Partnership between Benjamin Gibbons and William Pike Gibbons, trading in copartnership at Dibdale in the county of Stafford and Hall-street, Dudley as Gas Engineers and Contractors under the style of Gibbons Brothers, was also dissolved.[1]

1895 Incorporated as a Limited Co.

1901 (?) G. B. A. Gibbons joined the company on the death of Benjamin[2]

Took over Harvey-Siemens Furnaces

1917 Advert for regenerative muffles and furnaces.

1919 Advert for regenerative muffles and furnaces.

1922 Chairman and Managing Director: W. P. Gibbons. Specialities: Retort settings, constructional steel work, furnaces for heat treatment of metals.

1927 Advert for regenerative muffles and furnaces.

1933 Gibbons Brothers Patent - Improvements in tunnel kilns.

1937 British Industries Fair Adverts for industrial furnaces of all types; refractories of every description and shape; coke ovens; firing kilns, etc. (Gas: Industrial and Domestic Section - Stand No Ca.611)

1940 Advert. Furnaces.

1945 Advert. Furnaces.

1955 The company was the main source of profit in the Gibbons (Dudley) group; a change in type of fuel used in furnaces had to be met by development of new lines of business[3]

1960 Orders for furnaces for the gas industry had disappeared; new orders were for a plant to gasify low grade coal and a limestone oven for the steel industry[4]

1960 Gibbons Brothers Patent - Improvements relating to tunnel kilns.

1960 Wellman, Smith, Owen Engineering Corporation and Wellington Tube Holdings both made bids for Gibbons (Dudley) Ltd ; the Wellington bid was recommended by the board and was accepted[5].



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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 29 January 1895
  2. Gas Journal, centenary Volume-1949
  3. The Times 22 June 1955
  4. The Times 31 May 1960
  5. The Times, 26 August 1960
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p161
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p
  • [1] Wikipatents
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p147
  • [2] Wikipatents
  • 1937 British Industries Fair Adverts pp550 and 551; and p368
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p208
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p249
  • [3] [4] Wikipatents