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William Neill and Son

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1885.Air Compressing Engines.
December 1910.
January 1911.
February 1913.
April 1913.

William Neill and Son, Engineers, Iron and Brass Founders of Bold Iron Works, St. Helens Junction.

1859 Company founded.

1876 Advertising steam engines, pumps, ash mills.

1906 Private company.

1937 Company made public.

1961 Industrial, chemical and structural engineers, specialising in the manufacture and erection of tanks and plant for petroleum, chemical and petrochemical manufacturers, soap and edible oil manufacturers. Also design, manufacture and erect structural steel frame buildings, building contractors. 650 employees. [1]

1963 William H. Capper OBE, JP was chairman of the company.[2]

1964 Formed a joint venture company, Applied Research and Engineering, with Capper Holdings. Acquired Joseph Hughes (2) Ltd, maker of taps and dies.[3].

1965 Merged with Capper Holdings, a private company; the company was renamed Capper-Neill.[4]

1973 Was the main steel fabricating subsidiary of Capper-Neill.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times July 30, 1964
  3. The Times, Jul 30, 1964
  4. The Times, 16 July 1965
  5. The Times, 12 April 1973