Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,709 pages of information and 235,205 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Painter Brothers

From Graces Guide
1947.
1947. Arrangement for applying dead load.
1949.

of Hereford Steelworks, Holmer Road, Hereford

Specialists in the design and production of lattice steel structures.

1920 Company founded.

1929 Private company.

Sometime before 1957 became a subsidiary of BICC[1]

1960 Supplying galvanized steel structures to BICC and worked with Bartles (Carn Brea) Ltd on railway electrification work[2]

1961 Electricity transmission towers and poles, radio and television masts, U.C. bridges and hangers, and other structural engineering and heavy galvanising. 450 employees. [3]

1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement.

1969 Integrated in the BICC Construction activities[4]

Now part of the Balfour Beatty Group.

Website here

Products include:-

  • Overhead line electrification (OLE) steelwork for the rail industry
  • Callender Hamilton lattice girder bridges
  • Telecommunication masts and towers
  • Overhead line transmission towers
  • Substation equipment support and cable support steelwork


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 30, 1958
  2. The Times, May 23, 1960
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. The Times Mar 18, 1969