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Acton Bolt

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Acton Bolt Ltd, of Chase Road, London NW10[1], manufacturer of screw, nuts and bolts

1935 Became public company. Manufacturer of screw, nuts and bolts, etc. and the assets of the British Dardalet Threadlock Ltd [2].

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers Acton Bolt and Fine Threads Ltd

1945 Name changed. Perhaps this was the point at which it was acquired by S. Pearson and Son??

1960 Acquired The Rivet, Bolt and Nut Co[3].

1961 Manufacturers of bolts, nuts and metal threads screws under trade names "Bees" bolts. "Huglock" nuts, "Lock-Thread" products, "Place" bolts, and "Sems". 700 employees. [4]

1962 A. P. Newall and Co was a subsidiary[5]. S. Pearson and Son sold its majority interest in Acton Bolt to GKN[6].

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Fixings. Part of GKN. [7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 26 July 1948
  2. The Times 5 July 1935
  3. The Times, 25 August 1960
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times, 27 October 1962
  6. The Times, 11 August 1969
  7. 1963 Motor Show