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Subsidiary of John Thompson
1919 John Thompson company took over Taylor Windows of Shepherd Street, Wolverhampton and formed the Beacon Windows Co to carry on the business, building new works to do so. This company was run as a separate company until it was amalgamated with Motor Pressings in 1966.
1951 John Thompson Beacon Windows became a partner in a new venture Crittall-Hope (Rhodesia) Ltd with Crittall Manufacturing Co, Henry Hope and Sons, Porters Industrial Enterprises Ltd and Crittall-Hope Metal Windows (South Africa) Ltd.
1966 A trade directory showed that the Aero/Construction department had become a separate company called John Thompson Fabrications Ltd. Their products included Beacon industrial flooring, stair treads and handrails; constructional steelwork, dampers, hoppers, silos, concrete pouring skips, scoops for earth moving equipment, vessels, tanks, ducting.