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H. W. Lindop

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H. W. Lindop and Sons of Junction Foundry, Walsall

See Harry W. Lindop

1938 H. W. Lindop and Sons Ltd formed (persumably formerly not a limited company)

1947 Dealing in the shares to start on the Birmingham Stock Exchange[1]. Purchased Malleable [2].

1956 Continued expansion of plant - new annealing facilities - and development of pearlitic irons. Subsidiaries included Malleable Ltd, T. C. Neville and Sons Ltd, and Bridgeman Tool and Engineering Co Ltd which had been closed because of ongoing losses [3].

1960 Acquired Crystal Ware Products (Hereford) paid for by a rights issue[4] which became the basis of the Plastics Division.

1969 31st AGM held. Hubert H. Lindop was Acting Chairman. [5]

1971 Newman Industries reported as being in talks with H. W. Lindop and Sons about taking an interest in the company to develop respective foundry interests; transpired later that 39% of shares had been acquired[6].

1972 Shares in Lindop Holdings suspended pending reorganisation[7].

1972 Acquired Court Works from Newman Industries in exchange for shares in H. W. Lindop. Board reorganised [8]

1973 Shares reinstated on LSE as Lindop Holdings. Newman Industries had acquired 39.5% of shares in Lindop Holdings by financing the purchase of Court Works from Redman Heenan International. Lindop sold its electrical fittings division and some land[9].

1974 Newman Industries made an offer for the shares it did not own in Lindop Holdings [10].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 7 February 1947
  2. The Times, 21 October 1947
  3. The Times, 16 November 1956
  4. The Times, 4 July 1960
  5. The Times, Tuesday, Dec 02, 1969
  6. The Times, 11 November 1971
  7. The Times, 18 January 1972
  8. The Times, 31 July 1972
  9. The Times, 14 April 1973
  10. The Times, 26 October 1974