Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Britannia Lathe and Oil Engine Co

From Graces Guide
1922.
May 1922.
1924.
1928.
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of Colchester

1912 Britannia Engineering Co's Britannia Works closed

WWI: It reopened in 1914 to manufacture munitions and war supplies

1918 Still owned by the Nicholsons, the business was operating again, as the Britannia Lathe and Oil Engine Co Ltd. It reverted to the production of metal-turning lathes for which it became world famous.

Late 1930s: Britannia's business again declined.

1938 The company closed

1941 The Ministry of Supply leased the Britannia Works to provide Davey, Paxman and Co with space to build its TP diesel engines.

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