Hatton, Sons and Co
of Bradley Iron and Tin Plate Works, Bilston, and,
Broadwaters Tin Plate Works, Kidderminster.
Late Thompson, Hatton and Co.
1889 An open offer of shares in a new company: Baldwin, Hatton and Thompson was announced, which was formed to amalgamate:
- E. P. and W. Baldwin of Stourport, Wilden and Swindon Iron and Tinplate Co;
- Messrs Hatton, Sons and Co of Bilston, Bradley and Broadwaters Iron, Steel and Tinplate Works;
- Messrs Stephen Thompson and Co Ltd, of Wolverhampton, Manor Iron and Tinplate Works, and some other tinplate companies.
The purpose was to avoid "injurious rivalry", not to raise prices although a later article admitted the aim was to make "larger profits". But presumably this did not take place as Stephen Thompson and Co continued as a separate entity and E. P. and W. Baldwin was incorporated into Baldwins when this was formed in 1902.
Sources of Information
- The Times, 18 July 1889
- Berrow's Worcester Journal, 18 May 1889
- Berrow's Worcester Journal, 20 July 1889
- JOSEPH SANKEY & SONS LTD records 
- The Times, 2 October 1912