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Oswald Tillotson

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February 1922.
September 1925.
August 1928.
March 1930.
March 1949.

of Gannow Top Engineering Works, Burnley.

1910 Company founded.

1929 Public company formed as Oswald Tillotson (1929) Ltd.

1931 Name changed.

Late 1950s James Hanson and Gordon White bought the company

1961 Commercial vehicle distributors, motor engineers and bodybuilders. 250 employees. [1]

1964 James Hanson and Gordon White sold Oswald Tillotson to the Wiles Group, manufacturers of agricultural fertilizers and sacks, which subsequently became Hanson Trust

1970 Tillotson Commercial Motors became part of Lex Services as Lex Tillotson

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Biography of James Edward Hanson, ODNB [1]