of Selbourne St, Loughborough
of 1-3 Brixton Road, London, SW9. Telephone: Brixton 2110
1920 Eight women started an engineering company in Loughborough, specialising in the manufacture of "Oil Burners, hand scraped Surface Plates, Inventors’ Models and Accurate Machining and fitting to your drawings". The aforementioned surface plates were "guaranteed accurate to + or - 0001".
1921 "The Home Secretary gives notice, that in pursuance of Section 2 (1) of the Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children Act, 1920, he has made an Order authorising the employment of women of 18 years of age and over at the Engineering, works of Atalanta Ltd., Selbourne Street, Loughborough, on two-day-shifts, subject to the conditions that no worker shall be employed in the afternoon shift in consecutive weeks, and that suitable cloakroom and messroom accommodation and facilities for sitting, shall be provided."
By 1922 The firm had relocated to Fulham Road, London SW6
1925 Moved again to Brixton Road, SW9.
1928 the company was voluntarily wound up.
1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of "Atalanta" Screwdrivers in various sizes. "Atalanta" Hand Chucks to take taps, etc., from 0 inch to ⅛ inch. "Atalanta" Drilling Jigs for drilling through round or square bar from ¼ inch to ¾ inch. (Stand No. MM.74) 
1931 Atalanta, Ltd., of 1-3, Brixton Road, London showed small tools, household fixtures and the like at the The Shipping, Engineering and Machinery Exhibition at Olympia. This address was also the address of Sidney G. Jones, Ltd., agent for "Mikron" hobbing machines
1937 The company was removed from the register of joint stock companies
Sources of Information
- London Gazette 24 June 1921
- The London Gazette 12 October 1928
- 1929 British Industries Fair Page 11
- The Engineer 1931
- The London Gazette 16 April 1937
- Rachel Parsons