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Weston-Evans (Holdings)

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of Clifton, engineers to the paper-making and textile industries

Makers of Rotabelt suction unit for high speed paper making

1956 Public company incorporated

1957 First general meeting; J. Weston-Evans was chairman; plans to erect a factory in USA[1]

1959 Trade Lubricants Ltd was a subsidiary[2]

1960 Acquired Thomas Bradford and Co, laundry engineers of Salford; [3]

1961 The Thomas Bradford plant was moved to Clifton; the lubricants activity was closed[4]. Acquired Holgate, Fishwick and Leather, which was in the same type of business, and the Les-Val Corporation of USA, with which the US subsidiary W. P. Evans and Son was already associated[5]

1963 Acquired F. E. Callow (Engineers) makers of automated plant for the bulk handling of cattle food, flour, plastics, and chemicals[6]

1968 Acquired Tom Smith and Clarke of Swansea, lifting gear engineers[7]

1969 Acquired Ernest Turner (Salford), makers of textile machinery[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Sep 27, 1957
  2. The Times Aug 07, 1959
  3. The Times, Sep 08, 1960
  4. The Times, Aug 10, 1961
  5. The Times, Dec 12, 1961
  6. The Times, Dec 23, 1963
  7. The Times Feb 22, 1968
  8. The Times Jun 02, 1969