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Jessop-Saville

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Special Steels producer, of Sheffield.

1929 BSA merged its steelmaking subsidiaries William Jessop and Sons and J. J. Saville and Co to form Jessop-Saville.

WWII The company was an important supplier of austenitic steel for the manufacture of aero engine valves. The company also produced vast numbers of ball bearing housing rings and other forgings for the war effort.

1960s Like other parts of the Sheffield steel industry, the company was reorganized into separate companies: foundry, steels, engineering, etc.

1967 Edgar Allen and Co purchased Jessop's foundry interests[1], relocating Jessop's special alloy (medium frequency) melting plant to Edgar's Sheffield Road site and the 3-ton electric furnace was moved to one end of the Tropenas Melting Shop.

1967 One of the larger steel makers not subject to nationalisation[2]

1969 Taken over by Firth Brown, the largest private sector steel company[3].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Apr 22, 1967
  2. The Times, Apr 26, 1967
  3. The Times, Mar 20, 1969