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Dronsfield Brothers

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1891. Makers of Grinding Machines.
1917. Card grinding machinery. Grinding machines for workers and strippers.
Name plate.

Dronsfield Brothers Ltd. of Atlas Works, Oldham, Lancashire. Telephone: Main (Oldham) 3857. Telegraphic Address: "Atlas, Oldham". (1937)

1860 Company founded.

1934 Patent x 2 - Improvements in and for use in connection with apparatus for milking cows.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Hand Lawn Mowers, 4 in 1 Turf Machine. Dairy Utensils. (Stand No. A.435)

1959 Private company.

1961 Textile machinery manufacturers and roll grinding machines for the paper trades. 300 employees.

1972 Order for a roll grinding machine received from India[1]

1983 Receivers appointed

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Oct 17, 1972