Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Holbrook and Sons

From Graces Guide
Richard Holbrook, his sons Charles and Richard, and grandson Richard Edgar with his staff, possibly in the early 1880s
1913.
1918.
1923.
November 1926.
1934.
1936.
1943.
Holbrook lathe in workshop at Crossness Pumping Station
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1951.

Holbrook and Sons of 44 Martin Street, Stratford, London

Holbrook Machine Tool Co, of Stratford, London, and of Harlow

1850 Company founded, presumably by Richard Holbrook

1870 Established works at Stratford

Presumably brought his sons Richard and Charles into the firm.

1905 Richard Edgar Holbrook took charge of the works[1]

1912 Exhibited 7 inch lathe, intended for tool room service, at Olympia[2]

1913 Advert for lathes and drilling machines

c.1917 Began making self-contained motor-driven lathes[3]

1917 Advert for precision optical chasing lathes

1919 Advert for precision optical chasing lathes

1927 Advert for lathes

New works established at Harlow; head office remained at Stratford

1932 Private company.

1936 'The Engineer' presented an account of the history of the company. [4]

1937 Holbrook Machine Tool Co: Precision lathes and machine tool manufacturers.[5]

1940 Advert for lathes

1945 Advert for lathes

1961 Machine tool makers.[6]

By 1968 was owned by Alfred Herbert of Coventry.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1936/10/16
  2. The Times, Oct 16, 1912
  3. The Engineer 1936/10/16
  4. [1] The Engineer, 16 October 1936
  5. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  6. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1913. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p9
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p17
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p21
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p23
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p29
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p41