Kryn and Lahy
Kryn and Lahy (1928) Ltd., of Coborn Works, Letchworth, Herts.
WWI The factory was erected and equipped for the manufacture of munitions.
Post WWI Came under private management
1922 Employees: 800. Directors: Sir Bernard Oppenheimer, H. Scott Dennington, Roy Lewis, Max Tom, Jacques Kryn and Kurt Oppenheimer. Products.— Steel castings of all descriptions gear cutting and general machining, engineering shop work.
1931 employed about 700 work-people. Also erected some Campbell gas engines.
1933 Perfected a technique for casting high strength steel, making lighter railway wheels
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
At some point they took over the engine business of Browett, Lindley and Co
1940s Online aerial photograph of K&L's Letchworth works
They built Jones Cranes (having type designations prefixed ‘KL’, e.g. KL44)
By 1947 was known as K. and L. Steelfounders and Engineers.
Sources of Information
- The Times, Sep 27, 1947
- The Times, Apr 29, 1933
- 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
- Aerial photograph