Star Tube Co
1862 Richard Hobbs Taunton bought the Star Tube Works. In addition to tube manufacture, general engineering work was carried out and, particularly, high-pressure cylinders for the Government balloon department.
1889 Owing to the growing demand for seamless cold-drawn tubes, arising from the development of cycle-building, the firm was converted into a limited company, as Taunton, Delmard and Lane, but the enterprise was unsuccessful.
1893 Taunton, Delmard, Lane and Co was in liquidation
1897 Presumably became part of the new company, Tubes Ltd, bringing together the seamless steel tube activities of a number of companies
1919 Tube Investments was registered as a public company, combining the seamless steel tube manufacturing companies of Tubes Limited, Credenda Conduits Co, Simplex ConduitsLtd, Star Tube Co and St. Helen's Tube and Metal.
Sources of Information
- Obituary of R H Taunton
- Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97: Advertisers
- The Times, Sep 19, 1896
-  Wikipedia
- The Times, Tuesday, Feb 14, 1961