Ref NoMS 1813
TitleWilliam Allday and Company Limited
Date1923 - 1962
LevelCollection
Extent0.65
FormatCubic metres
AccessStatusOpen
AdminHistoryWilliam Allday and Company was registered on 16 February 1923 and commenced trading as pneumatic engineers at 38A Paradise Street. P. W. Allday, the founder of the firm, had for some years been acting as an agent for other firms in the same line of business in other parts of the country. No connection has been discovered with the long-established business of Allday and Onions Limited of Small Heath , who were also described as pneumatic engineers in the 1920s.

William Allday and Company began work as bellows and forge makers and developed a wide range of products that included industrial fams and furnaces, in the late 1940s, they relocated to the Alcosa Works at Stourport-on-Severn, and at about the same time began to describe themselves as portable forge manufacturers.

In 1982 a new company, Mountowen Limited, was established and later the same year swapped names with William Allday and Company Limited. Mountowen Limited was dissolved on 20 November 1900; William Allday and Company Limited is still on the Companies Register but is not active, having filed no accounts since 1984.

The firm's archive also includes records of W. R. Platten, another pneumatic engineers, who seems to have been in business from 1927 - 34 before being taken over by William Allday and Company.
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