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Willingsworth Iron Co

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Willingsworth Iron Co Ltd - iron masters[1]

Founded by the Yates Family.[2]

1861 Listed in the Dudley census as being in Brierley.

1902 Incorporated into the newly formed Metropolitan Amalgamated Railway Carriage and Wagon Co with a number of railway carriage and wagon makers.

1912 Name of the parent company changed to Metropolitan Carriage, Wagon and Finance Co Ltd[3].

1928 One of a number of Vickers' companies which were incorporated in the amalgamation of railway interests: Metropolitan Cammell Carriage, Wagon and Finance Co Ltd[4].

1939 Absorbed into the Patent Shaft and Axletree Co and liquidated.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Kelly's 1912 Trade Directory for Coseley, Cinderhill, Coppice, Deepfields & Roseville, transcribed by Ian Beach
  2. Black Country History Website
  3. The Times, 6 June 1912
  4. The Times, 18 December 1928
  5. Black Country History Website