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Auto Machinery Co

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1893. Ball-Turning Machine.
1893. Ball-Turning Shop.
June 1898.
1899.
February 1901.
January 1902.
September 1902.
July 1910.
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of Read Street, Coventry.

1886 Company founded by William Hillman and George Sumner.

1887 Auto Machinery Co Ltd launched[1].

1891 Became public company

1893 Hillman's ball-bearing making machinery was first made in Coventry by Auto Machinery Co [2].

1896 Manufacturer of balls and nuts for cycles [3]. Production of 80,000 balls a day; supplied many cycle manufacturers[4].

1961 Manufacturers of bolts, nuts and studs


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Sources of Information

  1. The Morning Post, 21 February 1887
  2. 'The City of Coventry: Crafts and industries: Modern industry and trade', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 8: The City of Coventry and Borough of Warwick (1969), pp. 162-189 [1]
  3. Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire, 1896
  4. 'The City of Coventry: Crafts and industries: Modern industry and trade', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 8: The City of Coventry and Borough of Warwick (1969), pp. 162-189 [2]