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K. and L. Steelfounders and Engineers

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1951. Advert for Jones 'KL' mobile cranes and 'Coborn' anvils. High grade steel castings.
January 1953.
November 1953.
1960. Advert. Jones cranes. Part of the 600 Group.

of Letchworth

1928 Kryn and Lahy Metal Works was acquired by George Cohen, Sons and Co[1]

1930s Browett Lindley production was moved to the Letchworth factory

By 1947 the name K. and L. Steelfounders and Engineers was being used

1947 Largest maker of carbon steel castings in UK. Manufactured Jones mobile cranes, Coborn air-cooled petrol and paraffin engines and Browett Lindley compressors and steam engines[2]

1968 Cranes. [3]

1979 The foundry closed[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 27, 1947
  2. The Times, Sep 27, 1947
  3. The Engineer of 12th January 1968 p68
  4. Competition Commission report on William Cook, 1990