Collection AR52 - Croydon Foundry Ltd

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Croydon Foundry Ltd


  • 1920 - 1970 (Creation)

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1 box

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Croydon Foundry was established in 1920 in what was then Waddon Marsh Lane: its premises became 66 Purley Way in 1924. The company manufactured iron engineering castings, up to 6 tons in weight. It went into voluntary liquidation in December 1972.

Archival history

Donated by Mr PJ Smith; the bulk of the papers in the late 1980s; and AR52/2 in June 1995.

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Accession Number: A52

Croydon Foundry Ltd Records

Plans, photographs and other papers of Croydon Foundry Ltd.

Item date: 1920 - 1970

Depositor's Name: Smith, P J

Accession date: 1/11/2000

Custodial history: Donated by Mr PJ Smith; the bulk of the papers in the late 1980s; and AR52/2 in June 1995.

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Plans, photographs and other papers of Croydon Foundry Ltd.

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A cast paperweight, marked 1st cast, Croydon Foundry, 21.10.1920, which was received with this material, is now held by Croydon Museum Service.

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