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Tolley Sons and Bostock

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of The Green, Darlaston (1896)

of Lower Green, Darlaston (1912)

Occupied part of the Darlaston Steel and Iron Works

1896 Iron and steel manufacturers[1].

1905 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Tolley, Richard Mentz Tolley, William Henry Bostock, and George Henry Tolley, carrying on business as Iron Masters, at the Darlaston Steel and Iron Works, at Darlaston, under the style or firm of "TOLLEY, SONS, AND BOSTOCK". All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Richard Mentz Tolley, William Henry Bostock, and George Mentz Tolley.[2]

1910 George Mentz Tolley left the partnership; the business was continued by Richard Mentz Tolley and William Henry Bostock under the same title[3]

1912 Iron and steel manufacturers[4].

In the early 1920s the Darlaston company was acquired by GKN from Tolley, Sons and Bostock in order to gain control of the source of their raw materials.

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Sources of Information

  1. Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire, 1896
  2. London Gazette 18 Aug 1905
  3. London Gazette 20 Dec 1910
  4. Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire, 1912