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W. G. Allen and Sons (Tipton) Ltd, maker of colliery equipment, boilers, heating and general engineers, of Tipton
1909 Private company formed: W. G. Allen and Sons (Tipton) Ltd
1920 Death of the senior director, G. A. Allen
1922 Colliery Engineers, Iron and Steel Plate Workers. Manufacturer of iron, steel or wood colliery tubs, colliery air pipes and low-pressure piping, portable railways and rolling stock for same. Directors A. E. Allen and A. Weddell.
1939 Company made public. The company made pit tubs, light railway plant, welded steel work, boilers and a variety of other products
1949 Arthur Dyson M.I.C.E. was chairman in place of Albert Weddell who had recently died
Allens of Tipton was part of the W. G. Allen and Sons (Tipton) Group
1960 Advert. Equipment for the mining industry. 
1961 Colliery, light railway and mechanical engineers, and welded fabrications in mild and stainless steels and light alloys. Products include colliery tubs and mine cars, "Ixion" precision roller bearings and roller bearing wheels and axles, safety couplings for mine cars, light railway wagons, colliery air pipes and pit cages in steel and light alloys, hydro-mech tipplers, oil fired heaters and heatwave radiant panels. 550 employees. 
1981 Reported collapse in demand for oil and gas fired boilers and air heaters