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Rotherham and Sons

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of Spon Street, Coventry. Telephone: Coventry 4154. Cables: "Rotherhams, Coventry"

Precision Engineers and Watch Manufacturers

In 1747 the firm of Vale was established.

The firm subsequently became Vale, Vale and Howlett; Vale and Howlette; Vale, Howlette, Carr and Rotherham; and then Rotherham and Sons.[1]

1810 The partnership was Samuel Vale, George Howlette, John Carr, and John Rotherham. [2]

Richard Kevitt Rotherham was a former apprentice of the firm which eventually became Rotherham and Sons.

By 1899 they employed 400-500 people plus about 200 out-workers and produced 100 watches a day.

1914 Manufacturers of watches and expanding bracelets; cycle and motor accessories; gas and electrical appliances. [3]

1929 British Industries Fair Advert for 'R and S' Watches. Manufacturers of English Gold and Silver Watches in all varieties; Gold and Silver Expanding Bracelets; Silver "Peri" Vanity Boxes; Plain Enamelled and Engine-turned; also Nozzles for Spinning Artificial Silk. (Watches and Clocks Section - Stand No. J.20) [4]

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Accessories Applicable to the Engineering, Machinery and Allied Industries. (Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport) [5]

1937 Aircraft accessory manufacturers. "Rotherham" Aircraft Accessories. [6]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1946 Patent - Improved slide-rest for a bench lathe. [7]

1952 Patent - Means for limiting reverse rotation of a rotary member of an instrument. [8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Coventry Herald - Friday 28 April 1911
  2. Apprentice records
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. 1929 British Industries Fair Advert 224; and p145
  5. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert p. 650
  6. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  7. [1] Wikipatents
  8. [2] Wikipatents
  • [3] Coventry and Warwickshire Network
  • [4] National Archives