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Morlais Tin Plate Co

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of Llangennech, near Llanelly, Wales

1873 Morlais Tin Plate Co erected for James Griffiths and Co.

1874 Employing around a hundred persons.[1]

1879 Works offered for sale. '...The works, which are fitted tip with all modern appliances, well arranged, and exceptionally well placed, are connected with the railway system of South Wales by a Branch Line or Siding leading to the Llanelly Railway, at Llangennech, and comprise two Rolling Mills and Cold Rolling Mill, driven by a powerful condensing Steam Engine, with three boilers; Furnaces, Tin-house, Sorting Room, Warehouse, Weighbridge House, and Offices, the whole occupying about Eight Acres of Land, and held under a Lease for the unexpired term of ninety-three years, from the 24th June, 1879, at the ground rent of £100 per annum...'[2]

1883 Partnership change. William Frederick Richards leaves. Remaining partners are William Williams, William John Rees, Joseph Davies and Thomas Griffiths.[3]

1889 The works offered for sale. Description given.[4]

1890 Works expanded.[5]

1894 Works sold by owner William Williams having been idle for two years.[6]

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Welsh Tinplate Works. Tinplate and Blackplate.(Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport Section - Stand No. D.328).[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. South Wales Daily News - Thursday 02 April 1874
  2. outh Wales Daily News - Friday 03 October 1879
  3. South Wales Daily News - Thursday 03 May 1883
  4. South Wales Daily News - Tuesday 26 March 1889
  5. South Wales Echo - Saturday 13 December 1890
  6. South Wales Daily Post - Thursday 22 March 1894
  7. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert pp666 and 667; and p392
  • [1] A History of Carmarthenshire