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Padley and Venables

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of Suprex Works, Northwood Street, Birmingham, 3. Telephone: CENtral 1238. Telegraphic Address: "Suprex, Birmingham". (1938)

of Dronfield, Sheffield

1911 Company founded.

1921 Private company.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Stainless Steel Sheets, Strip, Bars, Wire Sections, Tubes, Castings - polished and unpolished; also demonstrative applications fabricated from these materials. (Stand No. D.514) [1]

1947 Company made public.

1960 Advert for percussive bits and rods for mining. [2]

1961 Manufacturers of pneumatic and mining tools. Finishers and polishers of stainless steel sheet, strip, bar and castings. 480 employees. [3]

Note: (07/08)

  • Padley and Venables are still in Dronfield and have their own website: [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1937 British Industries Fair p398
  2. Mining Year Book 1960. Published by Walter E. Skinner. Advert p605
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE