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Whitehouse Industries Ltd. of Pontefract.
WWII: the motor business failed but an engineering sideline, manufacturing components for aero engines, continued and expanded. King acquired some modern American machine tools through the lend-lease programme, giving the business a major advantage when the war ended.
1942 Private company.
1946 Whitehouse Precision Tool and Engineering Co was wound up as part of a reconstruction involving Whitehouse Industries, chairman J L King.
Production was moved to Yorkshire; King brought in skilled engineers from the Midlands to train his workforce. Produced miscellaneous products, from ballpoint pens to steel ladders
1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Fastenings.