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[[Image:Im1957BIF-Owen.jpg|thumb| 1957. ]]
 
[[Image:Im1957BIF-Owen.jpg|thumb| 1957. ]]
The Owen Organisation was diversified firm built up from its origins in ]]Rubery, Owen and Co| Rubery Owen]] with [[Alfred George Beech Owen]] and [[Ernest William Beech Owen]] (1910–1967) as managing directors; the other third of the company was owned by their sister, Jean.  The managing directors remunerated themselves modestly and the company paid no dividends.
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The Owen Organisation was a diversified firm built up from its origins in [[Rubery, Owen and Co| Rubery Owen]] with [[Alfred George Beech Owen]] and [[Ernest William Beech Owen]] (1910–1967) as managing directors; the other third of the company was owned by their sister, Jean.  The managing directors remunerated themselves modestly and the company paid no dividends.
  
 
1957 It consisted of:
 
1957 It consisted of:
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* [[Easiclene Porcelain-Enamel (1938)]]
 
* [[Easiclene Porcelain-Enamel (1938)]]
 
* [[Shorrock Superchargers]]
 
* [[Shorrock Superchargers]]
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1959 Companies forming the Organization:
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* Rubery Owen and Co. Ltd.,
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* [[Electro-Hydraulics]], Ltd.
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* Rubery Owen (Warrington)
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* E. Camelinat and Co.
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* [[Motor Panels (Coventry)]]
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* [[Hudson Brown, Bentley Hall Brick Co]].
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* Easiclene Porcelain-Enamel (1938)
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* [[A. Warden and Co]].
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* Rubery Owen and Kemsley Proprietary
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* Rubery Owen Housing Association
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* [[Rogers and Jackson]]
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* [[Salopian Engineers]]
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* [[Shuker and Son (Shrewsbury)]]
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* [[R. and J. Wrexham (Wholesale)]]
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* [[J. W. Baker and Co]].
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* [[Nuts and Bolts (Darlaston)]]
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* [[C. and L. Hill]]
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* [[Brooke Tool Manufacturing Co]].
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* [[A. G. Sutherland]]
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* [[Chains]]
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* [[Darlaston and District Housing Co]].
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* [[T. S. Harrison and Sons]]
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* [[Invicta Electrodes]]
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* [[Kleine Co]].
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* [[Eaton Axles]]
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* [[Associated Constructional Engineers]]
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* [[New Hall Farm
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* [[Waddington Tools]]
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* [[G. R. Smithson and Co]].
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* Port Hamble
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* [[Luke Brothers]]
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* [[B. T. Developments]]
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* [[Gasel Appliances]]
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* [[Denfords Engineering Co]]
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* Rubery Owen
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* [[Kepston]]
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* [[Conveyancer Fork Trucks]]
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* Conveyancer Fork Trucks (Australia), Pty.
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* Electro Hydraulics (Canada), Ltd.,
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* Gasel
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* [[J. E. Brassey and Son]]
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* The [[Castra Electric Washing Machine Co]]., Ltd.
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* [[Cardinal Steels]], Ltd.
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* [[Leabank Office Equipment]], Ltd.
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* [[Bowser International]], Ltd.
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* [[Charles Clark and Son]], Ltd.
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* Charles Clark and Son (Stafford), Ltd.
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* [[Shorrock Superchargers]]
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* [[Hodgkiss Oilburners]]
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* Walsall Football Club
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* British Overseas Boat Co.
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* Hill, Alzen (Sales)
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* Rubery Owen and Scott (S.A.)
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* Rubery Owen (Canada)
  
 
1969 The organisation was one of the biggest private businesses in Britain, with a workforce of about 16,000. [[Alfred George Beech Owen|Alfred Owen]] retired due to ill-health.
 
1969 The organisation was one of the biggest private businesses in Britain, with a workforce of about 16,000. [[Alfred George Beech Owen|Alfred Owen]] retired due to ill-health.

Revision as of 15:19, 13 July 2020

1957.

The Owen Organisation was a diversified firm built up from its origins in Rubery Owen with Alfred George Beech Owen and Ernest William Beech Owen (1910–1967) as managing directors; the other third of the company was owned by their sister, Jean. The managing directors remunerated themselves modestly and the company paid no dividends.

1957 It consisted of:

1959 Companies forming the Organization:

1969 The organisation was one of the biggest private businesses in Britain, with a workforce of about 16,000. Alfred Owen retired due to ill-health.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • Biography of Sir Alfred George Beech Owen, ODNB