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Hi-Finish Casting Limited, Birmingham - August 2018

Nikonlover

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Popped out with the new camera yesterday with two friends. Still getting used to it. :D Went to Hi-Finish Castings in Birmingham. 

From what I could find out with paperwork inside the land was bought in 1935 at a cost of £12,000. In between 1935 and 1941 the building was built and an inventory took place in July 1941 at a cost of £25,269. 

Various metals were made for all types of products like wall fittings (Sockets and light fixtures) to car parts(Door handles, wing mirror casing and much more) and they had various clients like Bentley, Ford and Talbot. 

In the early days also Mitchells and Butler where involved in the company. 

Was a great relaxed explore and even though the main factory space was empty (It had some gems) the offices were great. The safe in the toilet had some wonderful paperwork in it detailing the history. What a depressing canteen though. Windows on all sides with a view of a brick wall. Some wonderful gems about if you look though.

Closed in 2008 I believe with a loss of about 42 jobs. Company is no longer about.





























































Enjoy.

 

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Looking fairly sorry for itself. A good explore nonetheless. Nice one! 

 

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Some nice shots. I like the detail pics and the photo of the toilets. ;)  

 
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