|By the time this advertisement appeared in the
Architects Compendium for 1920 they are still leading on locks.
At this time it seems clear that James Gibbons was, despite its
size, still operating as a privately owned family business and not
as a limited company.
In the 1930s they acquired the safe making firm of Cyrus Price
and Co. Ltd., (patent lock and fire resisting safe manufacturers) of
Britannia Works, Wednesfield Road, Wolverhampton(qv).
At some time (not yet established) they also took over the local
firms of James Mace (est. 1807) and George Monk (est. 1842).