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Brown and Sharpe

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September 1902.
September 1902.

of Plymouth, Devon

The company was founded in the USA in 1853, being established by a partnership of J R Brown of Providence, Rhode Island, and Lucian Sharpe. They went on to become one of the foremost makers of machine tools and precision measuring equipment. The following notes refer to the company's manufacturing activities in the UK:-

  • 1955 Private company
  • 1961 Manufacturers of machine tools and equipment. 500 employees.

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