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Kryn and Lahy

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Kryn and Lahy (1928) Ltd., of Coborn Works, Letchworth, Herts.

Established 1915.

WWI The factory was erected and equipped for the manufacture of munitions.

Post WWI Came under private management

1922 Employees: 800. Directors: Sir Bernard Oppenheimer, H. Scott Dennington, Roy Lewis, Max Tom, Jacques Kryn and Kurt Oppenheimer. Products.— Steel castings of all descriptions gear cutting and general machining, engineering shop work.

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

1931 employed about 700 work-people. Also erected some Campbell gas engines.

1933 Perfected a technique for casting high strength steel, making lighter railway wheels[2]

1937 Engineers and steelfounders.Campbell Oil Engines. Coborn Petrol Engines. "KL" Steel Castings. [3]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

At some point they took over the engine business of Browett, Lindley and Co

1940s Online aerial photograph of K&L's Letchworth works[4]

They built Jones Cranes (having type designations prefixed ‘KL’, e.g. KL44)

By 1947 was known as K. and L. Steelfounders and Engineers.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 27, 1947
  2. The Times, Apr 29, 1933
  3. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  4. [1]Aerial photograph