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Fortuna Machine Co

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of Deacon Street, Leicester

1908 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Engineers and manufacturers. Specialities: patent leather skiving machines; patent power hack saws; patent measuring and testing instruments; patent internal grinding attachments. [1]

It appears that their products, including mechanical hacksaws, were largely sourced from Fortuna-Werke of Germany[2]. It appears that their machines were assembled from components imported from Germany, in order to claim local manufacture.[3] Fortuna-Werke founded by Albert Hirth in 1903[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. [1] lathes.co.uk website, Fortuna (Klaeger-Fortuna) Mechanical Hacksaws
  3. [2] Wikipedia: Fortuna-Werke
  4. [3] Fritz Härtel GmbH: Fortuna company history