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November 1926. Castings.

of Swan Village, West Bromwich

1898 Frederick John Cook joined the business becoming manager of the foundry and pattern-shop.

1917 Mr Cook joined the board of directors and became responsible for the commercial side of the business. Subsequently he was appointed managing director.

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