Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Charles Wicksteed and Co

From Graces Guide
June 1888. Tube beaders.
1914.
1943.
1960.
1965.

Charles Wicksteed and Co of Kettering were makers of machine tools, metal testing machines, and playground equipment.

1876 Company founded by Charles Wicksteed

1919 Acme patent metal sawing machines.

1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with sawing machines and other tools.

1945 Advert for metal sawing machines. Makers of the 'Acme' saw. (Charles Wicksteed and Co (1920) Ltd)

1960 Advert for 'Hydramatic' sawing machines. (Charles Wicksteed and Co Ltd)

1961 General and mechanical engineers, tool makers, iron founders and machine tool makers. 200 employees.

The company, now named Wicksteed Leisure Ltd., has also made playground equipment for over a century. Website here.

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Sources of Information

  • Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p95
  • The Engineer of 24th September 1920 p293 & p360
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p162
  • 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE