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of Coalville, Leicester

1931 Incorporated as a private company

1936 Acquired by Mellor, Bromley and Co[1]

1937 Road and quarry plant engineers.

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

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[2]

1956 Expansion into making coal washing, ore mills and tarmacadam machinery[3]

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

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 28, 1947
  2. The Times May 16, 1956
  3. The Times Oct 06, 1956