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British Industrial History

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1946. Multi-Spindle Drilling and Reaming Machine.
1946. Crankshaft Oil-Hole Drilling Machine.
1946. Keyway Milling Machine.
1952 drilling machine at Taranaki Aviation Transport And Technology Museum, New Zealand

of Machine Tool Works, Bright Street, Leicester

1914 Company founded.

1917 Advert for drilling machines. [1]

1919 Advert for drilling machines. [2]

1937 Drilling machines and machine tools. "Ace" Machine tools. "Lester" Machine Tools. "Rex" Machine Tools. [3]

1940 Became private company.

1961 Manufacturers of machine tools, including centering, cutting off, drilling, milling, slotting and lens grinding machines. 280 employees. [4]

1968 Horizontal milling machine.

See Bridgeport Machines

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p134
  2. Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p172
  3. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE