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Wadkin and Co

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July 1910.
July 1910.
December 1910. Polyrhoe.
January 1920. Pendulum Saws.
1942. Heavy profile router.
1942. Radial arm router.

of North Evington, Leicester, manufacturer of machinery for wood-working.

1897 Company founded. See Joseph Holland Goddard

1910 Maker of Polyrhoe Carburetters.

1922 Employees: 150. Principals J. W. Goddard, J. H. Goddard.

1935 Private company.

1936 Name changed.

1937 Woodworking machinery [1]

1951 Company made public.

1961 Manufacturers of woodworking machinery and high speed machine tools. Producers of the "Wadkin" and "Wadkin-Bursgreen" ranges of industrial woodworking machinery. One of the largest manufacturers of high-speed wood-working machinery in the world. 1,000 employees. [2]

1968 Announce new NC milling machine [3]

1972 Received support for a project on a timber end-jointer from government programme for the machine tool industry [4]

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