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Alfred Ridge and Sons

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of 72 Wellington Street, Sheffield

1760s Alfred Ridge & Sons were established suppliers of wood boring tools to the Royal Navy.

1932 Alfred Ridge and Sons was bought by John J. Jewitt.[1]

1936 The company was put into voluntary liquidation; W L Ridge was chairman[2]

WWII Supplied mine detectors for the D-Day landings.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Footprint Tools website
  2. The London Gazette 12 June 1936
  • [1] Footprint Tools