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Magnesium Elektron

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October 1951.

Magnesium Elektron of Clifton Junction, near Manchester, smelters of magnesium ores and production of metal and alloys.

Associated company of F. A. Hughes and Co Ltd.

1936 Factory established at Clifton, Lancashire, to make magnesium metal and alloy components for the aircraft, motor and other industries[1]. Annual electricity consumption of the factory expected to be 50,000 MWh, which would give employment to 150 miners to supply the coal for Kearsley power station.

1937 Magnesium metal and alloy manufacturers. Production began of Elektron alloy under licence from foriegn patentees. ICI also had an interest in the company[2].

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

Distillers Co acquired majority interest in Magnesium Elektron Ltd[3].

1951 Distillers Co acquired the remainder of the shares in Magnesium Elektron Ltd from ICI[4].

1955 British Aluminium Co acquired a majority interest in the company[5].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 14 February 1936
  2. The Times, 4 January 1937
  3. The Times, 16 September 1950
  4. The Times, 17 September 1951
  5. The Times, 12 March 1955