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Ledloy Ltd, of 60 Cannon St, London[1]

1939 GKN introduced onto the British market a new steel alloy, Ledloy, which was more easily machined than existing steels (due to the introduction of small amounts of lead). GKN had the licence for the British Empire[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Nov 20, 1942
  2. The Times, Jun 28, 1939