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November 1957.
November 1961.

of Middlesex

of Porden Road, Brixton, London, SW2. (1937)

1919 Company founded.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. "Ace" 5/10cwr. "Tower" Platform Friction Hoist, complete with timber carrying attachment. (Stand No. B.312) [1]

1938 Became public company.

1961 Manufacturers of "ACE" hoisting equipment, specialists in construction of plant for gas companies, coke debreezing and vibrating screen units. [2]

1958 Patent - Improvements in or relating to power operated guided skip hoists.

1963 Acquired William Jones Ltd[3]

1964 William Jones won contract for 6 Osprey sludge bed discharges for a sewage works in Tripoli[4]

1974 Patent - Tower Particularly for a Hoist.

1978 William Jones (Chemical Engineers) was a subsidiary of ACE Machinery[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 325
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Times, Jun 25, 1963
  4. The Times, Sep 08, 1964
  5. The Times, Sep 27, 1978