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Holbrook Machine Tool Co

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Holbrook lathe in workshop at Crossness Pumping Station

Holbrook Machine Tool Co Ltd., of 44-48 Martin Street, Stratford, London, E.15.

of Canal Road, Coventry (1973)

See Holbrook and Sons.

1937 Holbrook Machine Tool Co: Precision lathes and machine tool manufacturers.[1]

1940 Advert for lathes

c1940. Directors: R. E. Holbrook, R. C. Grimwade, F.E. Asher (Secretary).

1944 Robert Charles Grimwade, Works Director, Holbrook Machine Tool Company Ltd., was awared OBE[2]

1945 Advert for lathes

c.1960 Acquired by Alfred Herbert Ltd[3]

1961 Machine tool makers.[4]

1968 Holbrook Machine Tool Co of Harlow, part of Alfred Herbert, supplied 24 lathes to Russia. [5]

1973 In members liquidation[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  2. London Gazette 4 June 1944
  3. The Times, Apr 11, 1960
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Engineer 1968/01/19 p135
  6. The London Gazette 30 October 1973