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of Port Talbot
1877 Mansel Tin Plate Works is shown on the 1877 Ordnance Survey 25in mapping
By 1899 it was referred to as the Margam and Mansel Tin Plate Works.
1901-5 Port Talbot Steel Works was built on adjacent land; the tinplate works were associated with the steel works.
1914 'In consequence of the lack of material caused through the war, the Mansel Tin-plate Works, Port Talbot, which is the largest seat of industry in the district, employing some 1,800 hands, has been compelled to close down for an indefinite period. The Borough Tin-plate Works, Messrs. D. R. Davies Tin-plate Works, and the Ffrwdwyllt Tin-plate Works have had to close down for a similar reason.'