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of Coalville, Leicester

formerly Samuel Pegg and Son

1931 Incorporated as a private company

1931 'Coalville is starting the coming year with a new industry. Messrs. Pegson, Ltd., engineers, some time ago took over a portion of the old works premises formerly occupied by Messrs. Stableford and Co., wagon builders, and the staff has been moved from Leicester during the last few days. Messrs. are specialists in the manufacture of stone crushing machinery, stone granulating, elevating, screening and gravel washing plants.'[1]

1936 Acquired by Mellor, Bromley and Co[2]

1937 Road and quarry plant engineers.

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1950 'Coalville Firm Gets Uganda Contract. Pegsons, the Coalville engineering firm, one of the group of Mellor Bromley companies, has secured an important contract for supplying all the crushing and screening plant to used in constructing the 60ft. high dam across the White Nile at the Owen Falls, Uganda.'[3]

1950 The Chairman and MD is W. L. James.[4]

By 1954 was a subsidiary of Bentley Engineering Co

By 1955 was owned by Sears; had negotiated rights to produce the largest tarmacadam plant in Britain in anticipation of increased demand for the road construction programme[5]

1956 Expansion into making coal washing, ore mills and tarmacadam machinery[6]

1960 Crushing, screening, coal and ore preparation plant. Part of the Bentley Group.

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Sources of Information

  1. Nottingham Evening Post - Thursday 31 December 1931
  2. The Times, May 28, 1947
  3. Leicester Daily Mercury - Thursday 09 March 1950
  4. Leicester Daily Mercury - Saturday 22 April 1950
  5. The Times May 16, 1956
  6. The Times Oct 06, 1956