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Oriental Tube Co

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May 1913.
December 1914.
March 1916.
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November 1919
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of Church Lane, West Bromwich

1881 Company established.

1914 Tube manufacturers. Specialities: tubes for bedsteads, cycles and boilers, conduits for electric wiring.[1]

1917 Advert for steel tubes. [2]

1919 Advert for steel tubes. [3]

1921 Acquired by GEC

1937 Steel tube manufacturers. [4]

By 1953 Was a subsidiary company of GEC[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p99
  3. Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p139
  4. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  5. GEC, its History, Structure and Future by T. W. Heather. 1953
  • AA. [1] Image courtesy of Aviation Ancestry