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June 1923.
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November 1968.

Aluminium fabricators, Aluminium castings

of Sunderland

of Huddersfield

of Grove Street, Birmingham - see William Mills (of Birmingham)

of Friar Park Foundry, Wednesbury

1885 Company established by William Mills (1856-1932) in Sunderland, when he established the first aluminium foundry in the United Kingdom at The Atlas Works, Bonnersfield, Monkwearmouth.

1900 Atlas Works, Bonner's Field, Sunderland (Aluminium Castings).

1903 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1905 Opened a new factory in Birmingham to supply the Midlands - see William Mills (of Birmingham)

1914 Aluminium Founders and Finishers. Specialities: Aluminium Castings for Motor Car Builders and all other trades, Cooking Utensils, Aluminium Alloys, Boat Gear, Sportsmen's Stools, Golf Clubs. Employees 300. [1]

1915 Mills opened the Mills Munitions Factory in Birmingham, making the Mills Bomb Hand Grenade.

Presses. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.

1937 Aluminium founders and die casters. [2]

1948 was a subsidiary of British Aluminium Co[3]

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