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Mellowes and Co

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January 1902.
October 1906.
November 1906. Eclipse Roof Glazing.
December 1906. Eclipse Roof Glazing.
January 1907. Eclipse Roof Glazing.
February 1907.
March 1912.
Aug 1935.
November 1936.

of Corporation Street, Sheffield

c.1814 The original lead business was established.

1901 Eclipse patent roof glazing used in construction of railway stations

1903 Private company.

1905 See 1905 Industries of Sheffield and District

1914 Sanitary engineers and experts, lead pipe and steel sash manufacturers. Specialities: "Eclipse" patent roof glazing, lead pipes and pneumatic organ tubes, metal casements, steel sashes. [1]

1936 Company made public.

1961 Glazed roofing and metal window manufacturers, makers of Eclipse and Alumell patent glazing, metal windows, lantern and roof lights; Melloclad curtain walling; Mellwall panelling and partitioning; Mellozing metal spraying; Mellopad anti-vibration materials and Mellothene polythene. [2]

1964 Acquired by Pillar Holdings[3]

1967 Acquired the parts of Archital not disposed of by its previous owners; this resulted in Pillar owning 75 percent and Alcan owning 25 percent of Mellowes[4]

1968 Pillar closed 3 loss-making metal window companies including that of Mellowes and Mellowes Luxfer[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Times, Feb 26, 1964
  4. The Times, Mar 07, 1968
  5. The Times, Jun 01, 1968