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Tube makers of Sheffield Tube Works Wincobank, Sheffield (1922)
of Brook Steel Works, Sheffield.
1884 Patents. 'Joseph Bennett Howell, and Samuel Earnshaw Howell, both of High Court Chambers, High-street Sheffield, for improvements in the manufacture of crank axles; Joseph Bennett Howell and Samuel Earnshaw Howell, both of High Court Chambers, High street, Sheffield, for improvements in the manufacture of blocks, slabs, plates, and bars for armour, ordnance, and other useful purposes (complete specification).'
1922 Manufactured weldless steel tubes, superheater flue tubes and elements, lapwelded steel or iron tubes, gas, water, steam and hydraulic tubing high-speed steel, tool steel, non-corrodible steel files, etc.
Amalgamated with the Brook Steel and File Works
1930 Two large tube makers Stewarts and Lloyds and Tube Investments entered into an agreement to reduce duplication . Although this was to “facilitate exchange of information and technology” it resulted in Stewarts and Lloyds gaining a half interest in the Bromford Tube Co of Erdington, Birmingham and then acquiring the other half in 1945; and in Howell and Co Sheffield, this being given up in 1938.