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Barton and Sons

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of Netherton, Dudley, Worcs.

1890 Company founded

1935 Became public company formed as Barton and Sons

1938 Name changed

1960 Barton and Sons, tubing and conduit makers of Dudley, acquired Crown Stamping, drop forgers of Willenhall, which had surplus land that would be used by other Barton companies[1]

1961 Group manufacture conduit tubes and fittings, drop forgings, press forgings, bolts, nuts, aluminium castings, steel shot and grit, buckles, springs, spring washers, hand tools and magnetic seperaters, structural steel work. 2,500 employees

1963 Acquired Walton and Co (Wolverhampton) [2]

1969 Still quoted public company

By 1973 Was a member of the Barton Group

1977 Staveley Industries owned a "protective stake" in Barton and Sons[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, December 13, 1960
  2. The Times, November 4, 1963
  3. The Times, April 21, 1977