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of Bartholomew Street, Birmingham 5. Telephone: MID. 0083/4/5. Telegraphic Address: "Lathes, Birmingham". (1937)
1860 Company formed by Charles Taylor (1822-1895)
1871 Advert. 'Taylor's Tool Works, New Edmund Street'.
1874 Charles Taylor, machinist and toolmaker, New Edmund Street, prosecuted for keeping a dirty factory.
1913 Advert. 'Chuck specialists and machine toolmakers'. 
1919 Advert for Capstan Lathes and Self-Centring Chucks. 
1920 Patent - Improvements in self-centring chucks. 
1937 British Industries Fair Advert for lists of products including: Spinning Lathes; Chucks; Small Tools; Capstan Lathes; Cutting Machines; Jigs; Vices; Sawing and Bending Machines; etc., etc. (Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport Section - Stand Nos. D.817 and D.726) 
1937 Machine tools and accessories. 
1940 Advert for chucks. Also lathes and machinery, bending machines, sawing machines etc. 
1945 Advert for chucks from 4.5 to 20 inches diameter. 'Over 100,000 have been sold.' Other machinery listed. 
1954 Patent - Improvements relating to pedal mechanisms for operating electric switches controlling an electrical machine.