Jenkins, Paul (Treboath)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Material relating to the Cwmfelin Works 1886-1919, including share certificates 1897-1902; account book listing fortnightly expenditure 1886-1887; ledger detailing creditors and debtors of the Swansea Steel Company and the Cwmfelin Steel and Tinplate Company 1900-1904; returned cheques 1905-1909; fortnightly pay-sheets for Foxhole Works 1901-1912; business correspondence 1910-1919; company secretary's desk diary 1911; papers concerning works alteration and remodelling c1911; tender for an electric crane 1911; notices to employees concerning the cessation of contracts, alteration and re-organisation of plant and dangers of unauthorised entry 1912-1914; Abstract of Indenture giving right to make a reservoir to the lessees of the Cwmfelin Works together with attached plan 1889.

Material relating to the tin-plate trade generally 1899-1969 including: Iron, Steel and Allied Trades Federation council minutes 1914; report of a conference between Steel-makers and South Wales No. 1 district 1912; Papers, reports, minutes and deeds relating to the Welsh Plate and Sheet Manufacturers 1900-1928; transcript of conference proceedings concerning the proposed International Tinplate Cartel 1934; Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Tinplate Scheme Limited 1945; Tinplate Conference minutes 1969; Board of Trade export returns 1914; Tinplate trade output returns, calculations and statistical notes 1900-1966; miscellaneous papers and reports concerning wage-rates 1899-1969; export and production returns with statistical reports 1900-1966; papers, circulars, reports and correspondence relating to Tinplate Trade Labour Fund and Tinplate Trade S. and A. grades fund 1945-1965; extracts from 'Iron Age' relating to the Tinplate Trade 1913-1914; 'Private ledger No. 3': Clayton Tinplate Works, Pontardulais 1900-1912; 'Journal': Teilo Tinplate Works, Pontardulais 1915-1936; 'H.P. Lewis' analysis note-book' containing notes on analysis of coke, manganese, iron ore etc c1900; analysis note-book c1910.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cwmfelin Steel and Tinplate Works was located in the Lower Swansea Valley and operated from 1885. The firm operating it from that date until 1896 was Cwmfelin Tin Plate Company. After that date the Swansea Tin Plate Company took over the works. From 1905 until 1917 the Cwmfelin Steel and Tin Plate Company Limited operated the works.

In 1917 Richard Thomas and Company Limited took over the works, entering into a partnership in 1945 and registering as Richard Thomas and Baldwins Limited. In 1951 the works came under the control of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain and in 1967 the British Steel Corporation began to be responsible for operations.

Paul Jenkins of Treboeth was the depositor of the collection.

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