Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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1943. From The Engineer’s Year Book.
1959. Magnetic Drum Separator.
1959. Lifting Magnet.

of Bond Street, Hockley, Birmingham.

1932 Billy Box left the Rapid Magnetting Machine Co to form this business and to specialise in lifting magnets

1959 Wolseley Hughes purchased the company.

1968 Maker of lifting magnets and magnetic vibrators

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0