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Robert Wilson and Sons

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Robert Wilson and Sons of Blue Row, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham.

  • 1849 Company founded.
  • 1914 Directory: Steel Founders. [1]
  • 1914 Manufacturers of steel castings and colliery plant, stone and coal boring machines, bore rod ends for using against old workings, forge and steel works. Employees 400. [2]
  • 1941 Private company.
  • 1961 Food processors and manufacturers of pet foods, feeding stuffs, fat and fertilizers. Distributors, exporters and manufacturers of fire-fighting foam compound. 800 employees. [3]

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