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of Kings Cross, London, the machinery division of builders merchants Rownson, Drew and Clydesdale.
1909 Company formed to exploit the "Donald" patent elevator for moving bananas from ship-holds.
Post WWI: expanded into warehousing and package handling
WWII: Equipped ordnance factories with conveyers
Post War: developed conveyers for dairies and baggage handling systems for airports
1964 Formation of Douglas Rownson Ltd together with William Douglas and Sons; moved to Basingstoke.