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Richard Hill and Co

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Newport Wire Mills, Middlesbrough.

1866 Company established.

1899 Incorporated as a limited public company. The company, Richard Hill and Co (1899) was registered on 18 March, to acquire the business of steel wire drawers, of a private company entitled Richard Hill and Co[1].

1914 Wire manufacturers, rollers of wire rods, bars, strip and hoops. Speciality: gun wire[2]

1926 They were represented in the London area by Arthur Campling of 3, Victoria-street, Westminster.[3]

1941 Name changed.

1947 Name changed.

1951 Nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain[4]

1955 Firth Cleveland Ltd acquired Richard Hill and Co as result of its denationalization[5].

1960 Part of Firth Cleveland Ltd, as was Richard Hill Rolling Mills Ltd[6].

1961 Reinforced concrete engineers, wire drawers and manufacturers of "Maxweld" reinforcement fabrics. 319 employees. [7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. The Engineer 1926/10/29
  4. Hansard 19 February 1951
  5. The Times 8 August 1955
  6. The Times, 28 June 1960
  7. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE