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Williams and Williams

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March 1946.
March 1958.
June 1958.
September 1958.

of Reliance Works, Chester. Telephone: Chester 765/7. Telegraphic Address: "Reliance, Chester"

1910 Private company.

1926 Patent - Improvements in or relating to windows. [1]

1928 Company made public.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Metal Windows and Doors of all types for every class of building. (Stand No. B.413) [2]

1953 Patent - Improvements in or relating to glazing bars. [3]

1961 Manufacturers of metal window frames, doors and patent glazing. 2,750 UK employees. 6,000 employees worldwide. [4]

1968 Builder of Rofton steel homes. Acquired by British Steel Corporation as part of the expansion of its South Wales group into building products[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wikipatents
  2. 1937 British Industries Fair p434
  3. [2] Wikipatents
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times, Mar 17, 1969