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Horton and Son

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of Alma and New Alma Works, Darlaston

1825 Business established

Enoch Horton assisted his father as a nut and bolt forger

1849 The 2 Hortons entered into partnership,

1864 The partnership was dissolved

1870 the first portion of the Alma Works was erected; the New Britannia Works, which were adjoining, were subsequently added.

1888 Hawk's Lock-nut and bolt [1]

By 1905 Employed more than 600. The business was one of the largest in the nut and bolt trade in the United Kingdom.

Post WWI: acquired by Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 25th May 1888 p430