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ALBION IRON AND WIRE WORKS COMPANY, CLERKENWELL

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2169
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: ALBION IRON AND WIRE WORKS COMPANY, CLERKENWELL
Date(s): 1889-1971
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 5.4 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Albion Iron and Wire Works Company
Myerson Kilby Limited | sheet metal workers

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Albion Iron and Wire Works Company was founded on 21 January 1885 in Ironmonger Row, Clerkenwell, and later moved to Britton Street. In 1970 the firm took over Myerson Kilby Limited, sheet metal workers (est.1820) and J.W. Shale Limited, constructional engineers (est.1880s). Subsidiary companies in 1982 included Sebry Staircase and Ironworks Limited, fire escape staircase manufacturers (incorporated 1930), Lift Cars and Components Company Limited (incorporated 1957) and Albion (Norfolk) Limited (incorporated 1970). Items manufactured included wire work, staircase lifts, machine guards, and metal sheeting and ducting. In 1985 the London company went into liquidation, although work continued at Albion (Norfolk) Limited.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Albion Iron and Wire Works Company Limited, 1889-1971. The majority of the records concern the everyday running of the Company and one of its associated companies, Myerson Kilby Limited, and comprise ledgers, journals, cash books and estimate and invoice books. Unfortunately no minute books have been deposited. There is a substantial run of order books which give a good account of the range of goods manufactured and the variety of customers served by the company. There are also some records relating to property owned by the Company.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Albion Iron and Wire Works Company: ACC/2169/01-114 Myerson Kilby Limited: ACC/2169/115-129.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gifted in 1985. (ACC/2169)

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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