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W. E. Norton (Machine Tools)

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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