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Lloyd and Lloyd of Albion Tube Works, Birmingham; one of the largest iron and steel tube manufacturers in England.
1859 The business of Lloyd and Lloyd, Limited, was founded by Samuel Lloyd, Junior and his cousin, Edward Rigge Lloyd, son of Isaac Lloyd. They manufactured boiler tubes, and were pioneers in the production of large diameter, gas-welded, wrought iron and steel tubes.
1862 Honourable mention at the 1862 Exhibition
1880 Iron ore had been mined in the Corby, Northamptonshire area for some time, when Samuel Lloyd came to the village in 1880 and negotiated the purchase of the mineral rights for the Manor of Corby. Extraction commenced in the following year and the ore was then transported by rail to the Albion Works in the West Midlands.
1900 The Clydeside Tube Co makers of weldless tubes was acquired by Lloyd and Lloyd
1903 January 1st. A. and J. Stewart and Menzies of Glasgow merged with its English counterparts Lloyd and Lloyd to become Stewarts and Lloyds. John Henry Lloyd of Nile St, Birmingham, was appointed liquidator