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June 1898.

Brett's of Coventry.

1897 Brett's Ltd was formed as a public company to acquire the business carried on by Brett's Stamping Co Ltd and certain patents of Mr Edward Samuel Brett [1]

1898 Bretts Patent Lifter Co took over a portion of the business of Brett's. [2]

1912 Listed in Spennell's directory of Coventry as Spanner Manufactuers. [3]

1961 Manufacturers of carbon and alloy steel drop forgings, and hot yellow metal pressings. 230 employees.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 27, 1897
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. Spennell's Annual Directory of Coventry and District, 1912-13