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of Argyle Street Works, Nechells, Birmingham, and Kitts Green, Birmingham (from 1938)
1869 Company formed, to manufacture brass and copper
1912 Exhibitor at the Non-Ferrous Metals Exhibition at the Royal Agricultural Halls.
1928 Vickers sold the ordinary shares to the British Shareholders Trust who placed the shares. Capital raised by issue of preference shares was used to repay debts to Vickers . British Aluminium Co took a substantial interest
1937 Metal manufacturers. "D2 Alloy" Sections and Stampings. "Duralumin" Sections and Stampings. "Elektron" Sections and Stampings. "MG7" Sections and Stampings. 
1938 Produced a wide range of non-ferrous metals and alloys; the increasing demand for work by the Government had necessitated expansion of production facilities
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
WWII Much of the production went into aircraft uses. Scientific advances during the war meant that at the end substantial re-equipping was necessary. The company continued to depend on science to ensure its production was maintained at high level. Had produced 250,000 aricraft propellors from Duralumin, as well as aluminium alloy tube and wire for rivets