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Makers of locks and architectural ironmongery, of Wolverhampton.
This was a family-run firm which expanded greatly under the 6th generation chairman, Francis Gibbons.
1833 Factors, of Charles St, Wolverhampton
1876 Francis Gibbons joined the firm
1879 Lock manufacturers, of St Johns Works, Church Lane, Wolverhampton
1902 Brass founders, of Church Lane
1904 Brass founders, of Winchester house, Victoria square
1912 Iron casement manufacturers of Church Lane
1920 Private company.
1925 Brass founders and Iron casement manufacturers of Church Lane
1937 Brass founders, Iron casement manufacturers, Ornamental Iron Workers, Safe manufacturers, of Church Lane
1938 Art metal workers, Brass founders, Iron casement manufacturers, Non-ferrous castings manufacturers, Ornamental Iron Workers, Safe manufacturers, of Church Lane
Post WWII: The firm was incorporated
1946 Francis Gibbons retired.
1958 Company made public.
1961 Manufacturers of metal windows in bronze, aluminium and steel, and Windowall a special design of aluminium curtain walling. Also manufacture locks and builders' hardware, art metal work, cloakroom fittings, metal furniture, hospital and mortuary equipment. 900 employees.