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Atkinson's Agricultural Appliances

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1948 R. L. Atkinson and Co together with wholly-owned subsidiary Atkinson's Spreading Services was acquired by Aluminium Castings Co; name changed to Atkinson's Agricultural Appliances.[1]

1951 The David Brown Tractor Organisation had adopted the company's spreaders which were marketed under the name David Brown Atkinson[2]

1952 Improved track vehicles introduced and Atkinson-Hacker tractors and logging equipment[3]

Name of parent changed to Solar Industries

1962 Became Atkinson's of Clitheroe.

Maker of salt-spreaders for roads


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 11, 1948
  2. The Times Oct 08, 1951
  3. The Times, Nov 03, 1952