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Samuel Taylor and Sons (Brierley Hill)

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April 1952.

Chain and anchor makers of Brettell Lane, Brierley Hill

1914 Company Incorporated. The business was owned by N. Hingley and Sons; the limited company was incorporated ostensibly under the control of the Taylor family to hide the fact.

Related company: Lloyds British Testing Co Ltd., Netherton

Humphrey Taylor developed a mechanised process for electrical welding of steel cables which was very successful for heavy cables used by ships[1].

1958 Acquired total control of Welin-Maclachlan Davits.

1964 The general engineering and marine deck equipment activities of R. C. Gibbins and Co and Welin-Maclachlan Davits were transferred by owners N Hingley to the Grazebrook Group[2]

1966 Company liquidated

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jun 29, 1948
  2. The Times Oct 01, 1964
  • National Archives [1]