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A. I. Electric Welding Machines

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1922.
1939.
December 1950.
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of 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1.

of 183 Westminster Bridge-road, London SE1.(1922)

of Rose Street, Inverness

1922 The A-I Electric Welding Appliances Company was purchased from the proprietors, Mr James and Mr Dudley Forman, of Messrs, Thomas Forman and Sons as from December 1st 1921 the A.-I. Manufacturing Co, Industry Works, Sunbridge-road, Bradford. The Bradford Works were closed down and the A-I Electric Welding Appliances Company - the proprietor of which was the Rose-street Foundry and Engineering Co - started manufacturing the A-I electric butt, spot and seam resistance welding machines, also electric heating machines at its Inverness Works.[1]

1937 Electric resistance welding machine manufacturers. "A-I" Welders.[2]

1938 A.-I. Electric Welding Appliances Co supplied mobile electric welding plant to London Passenger Transport Board for welding rails underground[3]

1944 James McGregor Sinclair, managing director of A.I. Electric Welding Machines Ltd was awarded an MBE[4]

1969 James McGregor Sinclair, managing director of A.I. Welders Ltd was awarded an OBE[5]

1972 Order for automatic welding equipment received by AI Welders from India[6]

2002 Due to the company restructuring, there was an auction of machine tools - via Henry Butcher and Co.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1922/05/12
  2. * 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. The Times, Feb 04, 1938
  4. London Gazette 29 December 1944
  5. London Gazette 29 December 1944
  6. The Times Oct 17, 1972