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of Portland Road, Hove
1917 C. A. Vandervell and Co established a factory in Hove, initially on a temporary basis, to produce war materiel including munitions.
Post WWI the business traded as C. A. V. Small Tools
1926 The company made their first lathe, the CVA Wade lathe
1934 The company split from CAV; the name was changed to C. V. A. Jigs Moulds and Tools.