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December 1954. Easilyne taps.

of Sanbra Works, Aston Hall Road, Birmingham, 6. Telephone: East 1231/2/3/4. Telegraphic Address: "Sanbra, Birmingham", engineers' and lumbers' brassfounders

1919 Company founded.

1935 Public company.

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Brass and Chromium plated Water fittings. Hot pressed Cocks, Valves, Unions, Wastes. Bath, Lavatory and Sink Mixers, etc. (Building, General Heating and Cooking Section - Stand Nos. B.819 and B.730) [1]

1957 Acquired by Delta Metal Co, a company which already had a substantial shareholding in Sanbra[2]

1960 Patent - A new or improved boiler cock.

1961 Brassfounders, plumbers and engineers, manufacturing combination sink fittings, ball valves, combination bath and shower fittings, compression fittings, gate and radiator valves, traps, wastes, boiler cocks, plug cocks, plumbers unions, firefighting equipment, shampoo fittings, "Easilyne" taps and "Typhoon" showers. 1,400 employees. [3]

1964 Patent - Improvements in or relating to valves for controlling fluid flow.

By 1976 Conex-Sanbra was a member of the building products division of Delta Metal Co

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Sources of Information

  1. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert p534; and p 410
  2. The Times (London, England), October 22, 1957
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
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