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J. B. and S. Lees

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October 1953.

of Albion Ironworks and Nelson Ironworks, West Bromwich

of Albion Strip Mills, West Bromwich, West Midlands (previously Staffordshire). Telephone: West Bromwich 1194/5/6. Telegraphic Address: "Lees, West Bromwich". Albion Ironworks and Nelson Ironworks.

1852 Established, presumably as J. B. S. and C. Lees

1881 Manufacturers of Boiler Plates. London Agent - Mr. George W. Share of 72 King William Street, E.C.[1]

1913 Installed new strip mill[2] from 1 in. to 6 in. wide; the plant was constructed from the designs and under the supervision of Mr. John W. Hall, consulting engineer, of Birmingham.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Hot and Cold Rolled Steel Strip in all qualities and tempers. Electrically Normalised Hot Rolled Strip. Extra Soft Deep Stamping Strip. "Super-Bright" Plating Strip. High Conductivity Steels. Spring Steel Strip. (Stand No. D.417)

1937 Manufacturers of black hot rolled and bright cold rolled steel strip.

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1960 Acquired by Harper Engineering and Electronics


  • The company has its own website - see below

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Advert
  2. The Engineer 1913/02/14