1890 1894 »

Expansion at Globe Works, Stalybridge

Plans are drawn up for expansion of the Globe Works at Stalybridge. Sheet bars imported from America and the Continent replace puddled iron for the production of "black" uncoated sheets. Six rolling mills, driven by steam engine, are installed and for the first time in this country iron bars are being rolled into long sheet lengths.

With Harry Summers demonstrating outstanding leadership, ability and energy, the business at the Globe Iron Works, Stalybridge, starts to flourish again. The “black” sheets are sold to galvanisers in the Liverpool area but Harry has others ideas and persuades his brothers to move into galvanising at Stalybridge.