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Joseph Shakespeare and Co

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of Cox's Lane, Old Hill, Staffordshire.

  • 1910 Company founded.
  • 1939 Private company.
  • 1953 Company made public.
  • 1961 Engaged in the manufacture of iron and steel fittings for railway wagons and carriages, agricultural and horticultural implements and buildings, builders' iron and steel work, chains, forgings and pressings, chain slings, hooks and rings, shackles, colliery couplings, stone and timber grabs, load binders and lifting arrangement. 240 employees. [1]

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