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Hatton, Sons and Co

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of Bradley Iron and Tin Plate Works, Bilston, and,

Broadwaters Tin Plate Works, Kidderminster.

Late Thompson, Hatton and Co.

1889 An open offer of shares in a new company: Baldwin, Hatton and Thompson was announced, which was formed to amalgamate:

The purpose was to avoid "injurious rivalry", not to raise prices[2] although a later article admitted the aim was to make "larger profits"[3]. But presumably this did not take place as Stephen Thompson and Co continued as a separate entity and E. P. and W. Baldwin was incorporated into Baldwins when this was formed in 1902.

1900 Sankeys purchased the derelict iron and tinplate works at Bradley, originally established in 1833 by Thompson, Hatton and Co. The works were renamed Bankfield Works[4].

1904 Sankeys acquired the business of Stephen Thompson and Co based at Manor Works[5].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 18 July 1889
  2. Berrow's Worcester Journal, 18 May 1889
  3. Berrow's Worcester Journal, 20 July 1889
  4. JOSEPH SANKEY & SONS LTD records [1]
  5. The Times, 2 October 1912