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1969 Birmingham Mint Ltd

 

 

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Stock Code BML01

 
Company The Mint, Birmingham, Ltd. History
Description Certificate no. 1351 for 598 ordinary shares of 5/- each. Black and white certificate with imprint of company seal.
Issued To Gertrude Louie Bradbury of 32 New Road, Brownhills, Walsall, Staffs.
Issue Date 6th May 1969
Company Officers
W R P King Director Actual Signature
- Secretary Actual Signature
Size 31cm wide x 26cm high

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History  

      * 1794 Ralph Heaton I forms a company in Slaney Street Birmingham.
        * 1808 - 1812 Moves to Shadwell Street.
        * 1810 Ralph Heaton II apprenticed to Thomas Willetts as a Die Maker.
        * 1817 Ralph I gives Ralph II tenement and shop at the corner of Bath Street and Shadwell Street.
        * 1847 Business becomes Heaton and Son.
        * 1850 Ralph II purchases equipment from Soho Mint. The equipment is moved to Bath Street.
        * 1860 Icknield Street site bought.
        * 1862 Move to Icknield Street. The Proprietorship of Ralf Heaton III begins.
        * 1887 Contract to build and equip Canton Mint.
        * 1889 On the 22 March the company becomes a Limited Liability Company. The company name is changed from Heaton and Sons to "The Mint Birmingham Limited". Ralph Heaton III retires with the proviso that his son, Ralph Heaton IV, be taken on as General Manager.
        * 1891 Ralph Heaton III dies at the age of 64 on the 10th of November.
        * 1901 Kings Norton Metal Company produces Century Commemorative medal for employees.
        * 1911 - 1912 Birmingham Mint loses monopoly with Royal Mint coinage. Shares contracts with Kings Norton Metal Company.
        * 1918 Kings Norton Metal Company becomes part of Nobel Industries.
        * 1919 Last Issue with Heaton "H" mark.
        * 1920 Ralph Heaton IV retires after bringing the company through the hard times of the First World War. Mr W.E. Bromet, the husband of Heaton's sister Constance, succeeds him as Managing Director.
        * 1926 Nobel Industries becomes I.C.I. Metals division.
        * 1930's Mr W.F. Brazener becomes General Manager in May of 1935, at the same time Ralph Heaton V is appointed as Secretary to the Company. This marks the end of the Heaton Family's stewardship of the company. Kings Norton move to Witton, centre of I.C.I. Metals Division. Becomes known as Kynoch Mint.
        * 1960 Mr Brazener retires on the 30th of April. He is replaced by William Raymond Pearce King on the 1st of May.
        * 1962 Imperial Metal Industries, including Kynoch Mint, separated from I.C.I.
        * 1964 Consortium established, Royal Mint, Birmingham Mint and Kynoch Mint to bid for minting work.
        * 1973 In April of this year Mr King turns over responsibility for Group operations to Mr Colin Perry.
        * 1977 I.C.I. sells its' sharehold in Imperial Metal Industries. Kynoch Mint renamed IMI Mint.
        * 1988 Birmingham Mint purchases Green Duck Corporation in USA. Birmingham Mint Group restructured into 4 divisions.
        * 1991 IMI acquire a controlling interest in Birmingham Mint Group plc after a contested take-over bid. IMI Mint moves to Birmingham Mint site. Company Name changes to The IMI Birmingham Mint Ltd. Commissioning of Nickel Plating Line for nickel-plated coin blanks and coins.
        * 1993 Purchase of Casino Tokens inc. USA.
        * 1998 3i plc acquires a majority shareholding from IMI. Company name reverts back to "The Birmingham Mint Ltd".
        * 1999 American companies closed down due to structured changes in the U.S. Casino token market.
        * 2000 The Birmingham Mint Ltd secures biggest ever-single order, over 45 million Sales Value, to supply German Mints with 1 & 2 Euro Coin Blanks. Strikes 50 million 2 Euro coins for another European National Mint.
        * 2001 Company sold by 3i to former CEO. Roland Vernon and colleagues. Backed by GE Capital Finance.
        * 2003 Acquired by JFT Law & Co Ltd and Stirchley Machine Tools Ltd

 

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