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J. C. Hill and Co

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Nov 1919.
Dec 1921.

of Oakfields Iron Wire and Galvanising Works, of Henllis Coal and Fire Brick Works, Cwmbran, Near Newport, Monmouthshire.

of 20 Copthall Avenue, London, E.C.2. (1921).

1857 Company established by John Charles Hill, grandson of Thomas Hill of Dennis

1914 Wire rollers and drawers. Specialities: brand Acorn wire of all kinds, wire nails and wire staples. [1]

1925 Whitehead Iron and Steel Co acquired the wire mills of J. C. Hill and Co of Cwmbran; at some point the name was changed to Whitehead, Hill and Co[2].

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times, 22 May 1935
  • Malcolm Johnson (private communication)