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British Optical and Precision Engineers

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Optical and precision engineers, maker of cameras, scientific instruments, etc

Subsidiary of Rank Organisation

1947 Company formed[1]

1948 Converted to public company[2] to acquire A. Kershaw and Sons Ltd and its subsidiary companies, British Acoustic Films Ltd, Taylor, Taylor and Hobson Ltd, Kalee Ltd and Gaumont-Kalee Seating Ltd.

1955 Extensive research and development programme underway. Subsidiary company G. B. Equipments Ltd had started distributing Dictorel dictating equipment[3].

1956 Name changed to Rank Precision Industries[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 10 March 1948
  2. The Times, 10 March 1948
  3. The Times, 10 October 1955
  4. The Times 2 April 1956