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Lightning Fasteners

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December 1929.
April 1936.
July 1936.
1949.
April 1954.
May 1954.
September 1954.
October 1954.
April 1955.

Maker of zip fasteners, of Birmingham.

The Lightning Fastener Department was formed within the general organisation of Kynoch Ltd.

1925 Private company. New company formed to handle the zip fastener business of Kynoch which became part of ICI in 1926.

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

A subsidiary of ICI.

1961 Manufacturers of Lightning and Nyzip zip fasteners. [1]

1965 Part of IMI[2].

1965 Merged with the Opti group of West Germany; IMI retained 51% of the UK interests, 49% of the West German interests and 50% of other European interests[3]

Presumably at some point this joint venture was renamed Optilon.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times 22 September 1965
  3. The Times 7 March 1966