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Thomas Holcroft and Sons

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February 1959.

Thomas Holcroft and Sons Ltd. of Ettingshall Foundry, Wolverhampton.

1879 Company established by Thomas Holcroft

Manufactured hollow-ware and hardware.

1880 Dissolution of the Partnership between James Holcroft and Thomas Holcroft, carrying on the businesses of Ironfounders, Ironmasters, and Colliery Proprietors, respectively at Bovereaux Furnaces, in the parish of Sedgley, in the county of Stafford, under the style or firm of the Tame Iron Company, at Bilston Foundry, in the township of Bilston, in the county of Stafford, under the style or firm of Thomas Holcroft, and at Ettingshall Foundry, near Wolverhamptou, in the county of Stafford, under the style or firm of Thomas Holcroft and Sons. Thomas Holcroft carried on the businesses[1] 1893 Incorporated as a private limited company.

1900 Premises (retail?) also in Market St, Bilston

1914 Manufacturers of tinned and enamelled cast-iron hollow-ware, light castings of all kinds for home and export. Specialities: machine-made light castings, porcelain enamelling and tinning on cast-iron, galvanizing.[2]

WWI manufactured hand grenades and other cast iron products for use at the front.

1922 Manufacturer of Machine-made light castings.

1928 Harold Holcroft relinquished his position as Chairman and was followed by Frederick Holcroft, his younger brother. Mr. R. H. Halbeard was appointed Managing Director and remained until his retirement.

1950 Maker of domestic hollow-ware and castings of all sorts.

1967 Manufacturers of flat-bottom cast-iron hollow-ware, and of repetition grey iron and non-ferrous castings.

1969 The company closed

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 28 Dec 1880
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  • Wolverhampton Local History [1]