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Arundel, Coulthard and Co

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Arundel, Coulthard and Co of Stockport. Exhibit at Trencherfield Mill
1961. Presto Lawnmower.

Presto of Arunco Works, Preston, Lancashire. Telephone: Preston 3140. Telegraphic Address: "Coulthards, Preston". (1937)

of Albert Street, Stockport. (1922)

1920 Became public company. Textile machinery.

Presto lawn mowers were being produced from the 1930's and Arundel Coulthard was taken over by Qualcast in the 1950's. Like many lawn mowers of the time, the presto ran on a Villiers two-stroke engine.[1]

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for 'Presto' All British Lawn Mowers. Also 'Presto-Hotspot' Firegrates. (Hardware, Ironmongery and Brassfoundry/Farm and Garden Equipment Section - Stand No. A.607) [2]

1954 Patent - Improvements in flyers for textile machines.

1957 Patent - Improvements in flyers for textile machines.

1961 Manufacturers of textile machinery, lawn mowers and machinery for winding, doubling and gassing yarns. [3]

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