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B. Elliott and Co

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March 1939.
March 1939.
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1943.
March 1946.
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April 1946.
August 1948.
1955.
1955. Knee-Type Horizontal Miller.[1]
1955. Victoria Milling Machine.[2]
1955. Victoria Knee-Type Horizontal Miller.[3]
1956. From The Practical Householder of December.
Main parts of an Invicta Shaper.

of Willesden London

1904 Company founded.

1921 Became private company.

1946 Became public company.

1961 Manufacturers of "Victoria" milling and grinding machines and equipment, "Alba" and "Invicta" shaping machines, "Cardiff" lathes, "Velox" hacksaws. "Milford" grinders, "Progress" drills, "Samson" and "Speedax" metal working machines and "Selecta" portable grinders and home workshop equipment. Also important machine tools and engineering equipment. 1,000 employees. [4]

1966 Subsidiaries included:

Aiming to grow to become comparable in size with other machine tool groups, acquired several other companies - G. W. S. Burdett and Co, Willson Machine Tools (Halifax), Butler Machine Tool Co and 51 percent of a South African Company, as well as a Canadian company[5] Bid for S. Russell[6]

1967 D. Mitchell and Co, lathe makers, was a subsidiary. Acquired an interest in Goldfields Industrial Corporation[7]

1977 In order to expand in areas of high technology, acquired Newall Machine Tools[8]

1984 B. Elliot Group included machine tool makers:

1989 Acquired MTE, Philidas, Integrated Photomatrix, and Printed Motors from Williams Holdings[9]

1989 Acquired Insley (London), a distributor of carbide tools, from Meggitt[10]


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Sources of Information

  1. Oxford Junior Encyclopaedia. Volume VIII. Engineering. Oxford University Press, 1955
  2. Oxford Junior Encyclopaedia. Volume VIII. Engineering. Oxford University Press, 1955
  3. Oxford Junior Encyclopaedia. Volume VIII. Engineering. Oxford University Press, 1955
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times, Sep 29, 1966
  6. The Times, Dec 17, 1966
  7. The Times, Sep 15, 1967
  8. The Times, May 05, 1977
  9. The Times, April 19, 1989
  10. The Times, June 08, 1989