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J. W. Young and Sons

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J. W. Young and Sons, precision engineers

1955 One-for-two captilization issue approved[1]

1961 Substantial interest in the company acquired by Cope Allman and Co; Youngs had several subsidiaries including Emery Brothers[2]

1964 Young's fishing reels were sold in the USA by a new subsidiary of Cope Allman

1965 Midland and Northern Counties Investments, a Matchan company, acquired Cope Allman and Co, Harper Engineering and Electronics and the "rump" of J. W. Young and Sons, all interests of Mr L. Matchan, putting them into a new company Cope Allman International, largely for tax reasons[3].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 27, 1955
  2. The Times, Oct 27, 1961
  3. The Times, Nov 01, 1965