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James Archdale and Co of Ledsam Street, Birmingham were makers of machine tools
1868 Company established by James Archdale
1888 Machine tools. Gun making and Cartridge Drawing Machinery a speciality. 
1902 Private company.
1911 High Speed 3'6" Radial Drilling Machines. 
1911 Catalogue of machine tools including capstan lathes, engine lathes and screwing machines.
1914 Machine tool makers. Specialities: machine tools for locomotive, electrical and general engineers, high-speed drilling machines, radial and vertical lathes, capstan lathes, milling machines. Employees 600.
1920 Centralised Control Radial Drilling Machine. 
1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with milling machiness and centrlised control radial drilling machines 
1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history
1949 Public company.
1961 Machine tool manufacturers. 
1968 Staveley's rationalised its machine tool division including moving radial drill manufacture to Asquith at Halifax; the design and manufacture of transfer equipment was concentrated at Archdale
1968 NC Vertical milling machine. Of Worcester.