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High Speed Steel Alloys

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of Ditton Road, Widnes, Lancs. Telephone: Widnes 2661 (4 lines). Cables: "Alloys, Widnes"

WWI A group of Sheffield steel makers formed a syndicate to commission the erection of a tungsten metal powder factory. For this purpose High Speed Alloys Ltd. was formed and located in Widnes.

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Salts, Oxides and Acids of Tungstens, Molybdenum and Vanadium. Ferro Alloys and Pure Metals. Tungsten Metal Powder, Metallic Carbides, Hard Facing Materials. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1124) [1]

1969 Private company acquired by British Oxygen Co as a complementary addition to BOC's metallurgical business which was led by Murex[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair p134
  2. The Times, May 24, 1969