Catalogue description Records of Edwin Danks & Co. (Oldbury) Ltd

This record is held by Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

Details of BS/ED
Reference: BS/ED
Title: Records of Edwin Danks & Co. (Oldbury) Ltd

Engineers and boiler makers, Oldbury Boiler Works. Dudley Rd, Oldbury

Date: 1896-1976
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For further details see BS/ED 6/4


The main collection of the company's records is held at the University of Glasgow.

Held by: Sandwell Community History and Archives Service, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Edwin Danks and Company Ltd, 1862-1970, Oldbury

Physical description: 6 series
  • Oldbury, Shropshire
  • Production engineering
Administrative / biographical background:

Edwin Danks founded his company in Oldbury, making tanks and tar boilers, in 1862. It was a rival to the Netherton Boiler Works, founded by his father and uncle.


The company was a success and in 1896 became a limited company. In 1910 the company was bought by Babcock & Wilcox, now Babcock Energy Ltd of Renfrew, Scotland. In 1970 the company became part of B.D.P. Group.


The factory site was on the SW. side of Dudley Rd, opposite the junction with Albion St.

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