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William Allday and Co

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Allday Bellows
Allday Bellows
September 1947.
May 1969.

of 38F, Paradise Street, Birmingham 1. Telephone: Midland 4804/5/6. Telegraphic Address: "Yadall, Birmingham"

1720 Company founded.

1871 Patent: improvements in forge and other bellows[1].

1871 See William Allday, Senior

1876 Advert: William Allday and Son, established 1780. Branston Street Works, Birmingham. Screw-pipe smiths' bellows and many other implements for smiths' use[2]

Like many such companies they turned to bicycle manufacture and sold a range under the Alldays name.

1885 Merger of William Allday and Sons Ltd with John C. Onions Ltd as Alldays and Onions Ltd[3] [4].

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. "Alcosa" Bellows. Blowers for Gas and Air. Brazing Hearths. Blowing Fans, low, medium and high pressure and exhaust. Furnaces, Burners and Equipment. Smiths' Hearths. Portable Forges for all markets of the world. (Stand Nos. Ca.811 and Ca.710) [5]

1975 Patents x 2 - Blowpipes.

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Daily Post, 13 May 1871
  2. Birmingham Daily Post, 17 July 1876
  3. Birmingham Daily Post, 23 December 1889
  4. The Times, 14 January 1916
  5. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 327