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Brecknell, Dolman and Rogers

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Vending machine for book matches.

1860 Company founded - see H. Brecknell and Son

1928 Brecknell, Willis and Co was separated from Brecknell, Munro and Rogers to take over the company's electrical engineering activities.

1928 Became private company.

1943 Became public company.

1958 Awarded: Gold Medal Dairy Show.

1961 Manufacturers of butter and margarine wrapping machines; packing machinery for sugar, flour, coffee, rice; egg grading and other special purpose machinery. 1,200 employees.

1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Technological Innovation.

1969 Agreement to merge with Vokes, both having interests in food processing machinery and vending equipment; Vokes issued its shares to the company's holders[1]

1977 Company liquidated.[2]

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