Gear Grinding Co
of Cranmore Boulevard, Shirley, Solihull
Company founded by Harry Fred Lee Orcutt
1912 Public company.
1926 Completed arrangements by which a Gear Grinding Co was established in Milan, Italy. This company was known as the Societa Italiana Rettifica Infgranaggi (S.I.R.I.). The works were equipped with the company's special tooth grinding machines. The plant was operated on similar lines to those employed in the Birmingham shops. The new Italian company purchased the sole rights for the use for the Gear Grinding Company's patents and process in Italy.
1937 Internal and external gear grinding.
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1960 Advert - specialists is precision gear manufacture.
1961 Engineers, specialising in the manufacture of gear and spline grinding machines, gear manufacturers and gear grinders to the trade. 300 employees.
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1926/01/01
- Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0
- Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p169
- 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
- 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries