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Walter Grafton and Son

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December 1934.

of Eltham, London.

1901 Company founded.

1914 Private company.

1961 Light engineers and manufacturers of metal spools for typewriters and office equipment, slide fasteners, hooks and eyes. 350 employees. [1]

An illustration in 'London's Industrial Heritage' by Aubrey Wilson (David & Charles, 1967) shows a small planing machine by Joseph Whitworth and Co in service in Grafton's works. The machine is thought to have originally been sold to Arthur Martin and Co of Westcombe Park, London.

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