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Forgrove Machinery Co, makers of packaging machinery, of Leeds.
1897 Andrew Forbes and Frederick Grover developed a machine for wrapping soap bars but it was not successful; nor did it succeed for butterscotch but eventually it was found that it worked well with moulded chocolate.
1901 Forgrove Machinery Co Ltd was established, named after the founders.
1901 Automatic wrapping machine 
1904 Moved to larger premises at Admiral St, Dewsbury Rd, Leeds.
WWI Sub-contracted work on munitions but also built 80 wrapping machines
1922 Employees: 90. Directors: Frederick Grover A.M.I.C.E., M.I.M.E. (Managing), J. W. Bennett A. R. Barfoot, W. O. Bennett, A.M.I.C.E., G. R. Bennett.
1928 Baker, Perkins, who were selling Forgrove machines at home and abroad, took a minority interest in the company.
WWII Made gun-sights and breech mechanisms, and later the Polsten machine gun.
1943 Amalgamation with Baker, Perkins
1944 Started return to production of packaging machines
1950 Extra factory at Gateshead; total of 700 employees
1958 Development of Flowpak suitable for ice lollies
1967 Baker, Perkins brought together all of its packaging machinery businesses in Rose Forgrove Ltd.