London Aluminium Co
of 26 Tabernacle St., London, E.C.
of Bridgnorth Rd., Wombourn, near Wolverhampton, manufacturer of hollow-ware.
of Westwood Road, Witton, Birmingham, 6. Telephone: East 1156/8. Telegraphic Address: "Aluminium, Birmingham". (1937)
1897 Company founded in London.
Rapid growth in the use of aluminium led to the establishment and subsequent extension of works in Birmingham.
1927 The company was the largest firm in aluminium hollow-ware but it only employed 400 at Witton
1937 Sheet metal workers in aluminium and aluminium alloys.
1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Diamond Aluminium Utensils, domestic and hotel type. Hotplate Ware and Electric Element Articles, Sheet Metal work for numerous engineering plants. Anodised finishes. Aircraft Parts in Sheet Aluminium. Hospital Ward Equipment. (Stand Nos. A.511 and A.408).
1938 Patent - A new or improved process for the formation of patterns on sheet metal.
1939 Patent - Improvements connected with the attachment of handles to hollow-ware or like utensils.
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1946 Public company.
1951 Midland Metal Spinning Co agreed to provide technical and managerial services for 3 years to reorganise the works and institute a cost-management system; Midland Metal's owners, South Western Industrial and Water Corporation received share options
1953 South Western Industrial and Water exercised its options and a closer link between the companies was agreed
1961 Manufacturers of aluminium ware and large pressings in all metals, including deep drawn pressings; anodising, spinnings, light welded fabrications and motor car components. 519 employees.
Sources of Information
- 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
- * 1937 British Industries Fair Page 384
- The Times, Jun 17, 1953
- * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
- * 1963 Motor Show
- The Times, Jul 30, 1969