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Perry Chain Co

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December 1904.
November 1955.
November 1955.
May 1957.

of Perryan Works, Birmingham

1945 The Perry company transferred its chain making and cycle coaster hub business to a subsidiary, Perry Chain Co Ltd. The pen business was continued by Perry and Co (Pens) Ltd, while Perry and Co (Holdings) Ltd became the main parent company, with financial control of the whole Perry group.

1959 Following the merger with Renold Chains, the subsidiaries in Belgium and Canada were closed, although the subsidiary in America remained in existence, changing its name to Renold Perry Inc., in 1964.

The main Perry concerns were undertaken by a new company Perry Engineering Ltd., which went into voluntary liquidation in 1965, once these concerns were fully integrated with Renold Chains Ltd.

The Tyseley and Abercrave factories were closed in 1962 and 1964, respectively, after the Renold Group decided to end its involvement in all aspects of the cycle fittings industry, other than chain.

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