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Tanks and Drums

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Dec 1921.
Dec 1921.

Tanks and Drums Ltd. of Bowling Ironworks, Bowling Back Lane, Bradford, Yorkshire.

1900 Company founded.

1924 To cope with the increased demand for its products, the company extended its works at Bowling Ironworks.[1]

1937 Listed Exhibitor British Industries Fair. Galvanized Tanks, Cisterns, Cylinders. Steel Drums and Kegs. Wash Tubs and Wringer Stands. Sterilizing Chests, Boilers and Washing Troughs for Dairy Equipment. (Stand No. A.725) [2]

1951 Name changed from Shipley Tank Co. Ltd.

1961 Drums, tank and cylinder makers. Stampers, welders and galvanizers. 300 employees. [3]

Note: (08/08)

  • The company, now as T and D Packaging Ltd, still has the same address in Bradford. [4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1924/11/21
  2. 1937 British Industries Fair p422
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. [1] Find the Needle Website