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Coventry Gauge and Tool Co of Coventry.
1915 Walter Tatlow's brother in law, Harry Harley, joined the company and took over its management.
1916 December 1st: Company became Coventry Gauge and Small Tool Co Ltd.
1919 Coventry Gauge and Small Tool Co Ltd. advertised a secondhand car for sale
1920 The company was known as Coventry Gauge and Tool Co (see advert). H. H. Harley was managing director.
1920 One of the best plants for the manufacture of gauging equipment.
1928 Public company formed to acquire the company of similar name. The company's manufacturing interests included:
A new department had been set up to manufacture the new product, Lansing Electric Trucks; the Lansing Equipment Co was listed as one of 1000 customers of the company.
1936 A decision was made to build a new factory in Coventry and the foundation stone of the Fletchamstead Highway factory was laid, making Internal and External thread grinding machines.
1937 Precision gauges, jigs, fixtures and tool manufacturers. "Matrix" Jigs and Tools.
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1961 Manufacturers of jigs, gauges and precision tool equipment, including thread grinding machines and milling machines, and recording instruments. 2,000 employees.
1969 World leader in thread-grinding and agent for Rockwell Machine Tool Co.
2004 The company changed its name to Matrix Machine Tool (Coventry) Ltd.