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National Components Factory

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Established by the Ministry of Munitions at Tipton

Original function: unknown. Opened: early 1917. Management: Bean and Son Ltd. Munitions: ammunition components such as fuzes, HE shell heads and nose bushes.

There was also a National Cartridge Factory at Waterford which made cartridge cases; opened in 1917.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • National Factories Controlled by the Ministry of Munitions, June 1915-November 1918
  • Ministry of Munitions [1]