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Crawley Aircraft and Precision Tool Co

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of Tusamore-lane, Crawley.

See Frank Harvey Ayling

1938 Company formed

presumably became part of Ayling Industries

1947 H. E. Lintott, Ltd., of Horsham, and the Crawley Aircraft and Precision Tool Company, Ltd., of Crawley, Sussex, shared a stand at the Engineering and Marine Exhibition[1]

1948 'Claimed to be the first of its kind in Sussex, a new industry is being developed at the factory of the Crawley Aircraft and Precision Tool Company Ltd., where part of the 90,000 square feet of floor space is now utilised for the manufacture of porcelain products, such as insulators and parts for electric switches and cookers. Plans have been made for the expansion of the industry. which is at the moment producing articles mainly for export.'[2]

1951 Became Crawley Industrial Products having sold part of their interests to the Metal Box Co

1951 'Crawley Industrial Products. Ltd., formerly known as Crawley Aircraft and Precision Tool Co., Ltd., was owned by the managing director and founder, Mr. Frank H. Ayling. It was formed in 1938...today there are more than 500 employees.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1947/09/05
  2. Crawley and District Observer - Friday 06 February 1948
  3. Crawley and District Observer - Friday 07 December 1951