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Crane Packing

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March 1957.

Crane Packing Ltd. of Slough.

Prior to World War II, Crane Packing of the USA sold its British-operations to Tube Investments

Also see Cranes Mechanical Seals

1987 Through a series of acquisitions and divestitures, the US company and the British company were reunited, this time under the name John Crane Inc.

Beginning in the 1990s, John Crane applied non-contacting technology to pumps handling liquids that are hazardous to the environment.

2000 TI Group merged with Smiths Industries to form Smiths Group plc. John Crane became a subsidiary of the Smiths Group

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