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Painton and Company, electronic components manufacturer, of Northampton
1935 Company founded by P. R. Painton; incorporated as a private company.
1962 Became a public company; public issue of shares was heavily oversubscribed.
1965 Acquired Electroprints Ltd of Portsmouth, makers of printed circuit boards and flexible printed wiring, and Elcom (Northampton) Ltd, makers of electric and electronic components.
1969 Electronic components supplier to telecomms industry, also involved in control systems, instrumentation and airborne navigation aids. Subsidiaries were: