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Cooper Roller Bearings Co

From Graces Guide
April 1952.
1960

of 56 Cannon Street, London, E.C.4. (1922)

of Steel Works, King's Lynn.

1899 Thomas Cooper of King's Lynn and William Hugh Woodcock of West Norwood took out a patent relating to roller bearings.

1906 Thomas Cooper of The Elms, King's Lynn applied for a US patent on his improvements in roller bearings

1910 Thomas Cooper of Steel Works, King's Lynn applied for a US patent on roller bearings

1910 "THE COOPER COMPANY Specialists in Economical Power Transmission. Patentees and Manufacturers of THE COOPER ROLLER BEARINGS. The most perfect in the World for Shafting and Axles of all kinds. OVER 38,000 IN USE. Address :—STEEL WORKS, KING'S LYNN".[1]

1914-17 A siding connection was planned by the Midland and Great Northern Railway to the premises of The Unbreakable Pulley and Millgearing Company Ltd and Cooper Roller Bearings Company Ltd at South Lynn[2]

1918 The Chief Industrial Commissioner's Department was in correspondence with Philip Bright concerning the award given in arbitration between the Cooper, Roller and Bearings Company in King's Lynn and the East Anglian Engineering Employers Association representing Alfred Dodman and Company, and the Ironfounders' Society.[3]

1922 The Cooper Roller Bearings Co of London was a manufacturer of Bearings of all descriptions.

1923 After the death of Thomas Cooper the Cooper Steam Digger Co was taken over by Cooper Roller Bearing Co.

1924 The Cooper Roller Bearings Company was incorporated[4]

1928 Patent by Sydney Kay and the company, of Steel Works, Kings Lynn, on "improvements relating to roller bearings"

1952 Sydney Kay, Director and Chief Engineer, Cooper Roller Bearings Company, Ltd., was made OBE[5]

1957 presumably supplied bearings for the Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank

1983 Name changed to Cooper Bearings Ltd

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Sources of Information

  1. London Evening Standard 09 November 1910
  2. National Archives
  3. National Archives
  4. Companies House filing
  5. London gazette 30 May 1952