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C. and J. Hampton

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1961. Record Tools.

C. and J. Hampton Ltd. of Record Works, Attercliffe, Sheffield.

1898 Company founded.

1908 Private company.

1937 Manufacturers of Record vices and tools. "Record" Vices and Other Tools. [1]

1948 Company made public.

1961 Manufacturers of hand tools, bench vices, pipe tools and bolt clippers. 1,000 employees. [2]

1962 With W. Ridgeway and Sons purchased William Marples and Sons.

1972 Merger with William Ridgway and Sons to form Record Ridgway[3]

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