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Hall and Pickles

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January 1920.
April 1943
August 1944.

Hall and Pickles of Sheffield (works), 64 Port Street, Manchester (offices), and Trafford Park (warehouse).

1812 Company founded.

1920 January. Issued booklet on 'Hydra' tool steels [1]

1924 Private company.

1935 See Hall and Pickles:1935 Review

1937 Steel manufacturers. "Hydra" High Speed Steels. "Hydrex" Stainless Steels. "Vampire" Alloy Steels. "Vital" Alloy Steels [2]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1961 Steel tool and wire manufacturers and steel stock holders [3]

1967 One of the larger makers of high speed and tool steels not subject to nationalisation[4]

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