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of Colombo Street, Derby
1876 Ewart (in USA) developed a cast link detachable chain which he patented widely
1880 Company established by Francis Ley who licensed the chain from Ewart
1913 Makers of "Ley" chainbelt
1914 Specialities: conveyors, elevators and chains, modern appliances for handling any material in bulk or package. Employees 1,200. 
Later became Ewart Chainbelt Co