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c.1900 Company founded
1950s: Maker of leisure-time products for the consumer, and atomic and electromechanical equipment for industry and defence
AMF International was based in London
1968 AMF International had British subsidiaries :
1965 AMF International was making tobacco machinery at Andover (AMF Legg) and Racliffe-on-Trent (AMF Hamblin)m and filter and evaporators at Reading
1967 AMF International acquired part of the Shorts Brothers and Harland plant in Belfast to make pressure vessels for LPG storage
1970 Cuno Filter Division made filtration equipment at Reading
1985 Parent company AMF was acquired through hostile takeover by Minstar Inc., a Minneapolis-based holding company, which then sold off various divisions.
1992 AMF International was put into liquidation