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Bretts Patent Lifter Co

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1899.
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1910. Electrically driven drop hammers.
February 1911.
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1914. Combined oil furnace, boiler and drop hammer plant.
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1918. Ten Ton Hammer.
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February 1959. Drop Forging Equipment.

Brett's Patent Lifter Co of Harnall Lane, Coventry.

1898 The company was registered on 16 November, to take over a portion of the business of Brett's. [1]

1908 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1914 Engineers. Specialities: all kinds of plant in connection with the drop forging industry, drop stamps for steam and electric drive, presses, furnaces for oil or coke etc.[2]

1914 - July - Address known from this date on as of Foleshill Works, Coventry.[3]

1923 Mr Bernard Brett was managing director of Bretts Patent Lifter Company and of Powell Brett.[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. The Engineer 1914/07/03 p 26.
  4. The Engineer 1923/05/25