Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,333 pages of information and 235,386 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

W. E. Norton (Machine Tools)

From Graces Guide

Machine tools merchants, of Grosvenor Gardens House, London SW1

1952 Company formed by Walter Norton[1]

1960 Public listing of shares [2], W. E. Norton (Holdings)

1963 Acquired 2/3 of the shares of Linderfort[3]

1971 Acquired Linton's Machine Tools and Joseph Pugsley (Machine Tools)

1972 Discussions underway to acquire Stancroft[4]

1972 Acquired half-share of the UK subsidiary of Kearney and Trecker Corporation; Walter Norton subsequently became chairman of the JV[5]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Apr 21, 1970
  2. The Times, Sep 28, 1960
  3. The Times Jun 04, 1963
  4. The Times Jan 15, 1972
  5. The Times, Feb 22, 1973