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Weldless Tube Co

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of 7 Newhall St, Birmingham[1]

1872 William Charles Stiff retired from the partnerships with Francis Henry Lloyd and Charles Faulkner of Lister Street and Globe Works, Icknield Port Road, Birmingham as the Weldless Tube Co and the Weldless and Patent Solid Cold Drawn Steel Tube Co[2]

Mid-1890s Arthur Chamberlain took over the ailing firm and merged it with others

The company was hit by the collapse of the cycle boom.

1897 Star Tube Co became part of the combine known as Weldless Tubes

1898 These firms were reconstructed into Tubes Ltd

1918 Formed the nucleus of Tube Investments.

Arthur Chamberlain's son and grandson, both called Arthur, were involved in the management into the 1950s.

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Sources of Information

  1. Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97
  2. London Gazette 2 August 1872