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Dukes and Briggs Engineering Co

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of Ashley Road, Hale, Cheshire

1955 Philip Harold Briggs and Kenneth James Butler invented a device for measuring the speed of yarn, which was patented by the company and British Rayon Research Association

1963 Kenneth Radford invented a rotary flowmeter which was patented by the company

1968 Acquired by Sir W. H. Bailey and Co

1969 Alfred Ian Dukes, Kenneth Radford and Philip Harold Briggs invented a new or improved flow-responsive instrument for use with fluids which was patented by the company (address Urmstron, Manchester).

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