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 163,469 pages of information and 245,911 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.

Crane Packing

From Graces Guide
1932.
March 1957.
1973.
1973.

Crane Packing Ltd. of Slough.

1923 Crane Packing Ltd was incorporated

Prior to World War II, Crane Packing of the USA sold its British-operations to Tube Investments

Also see Cranes Mechanical Seals

1987 Through a series of acquisitions and divestitures, the US company and the British company were reunited, this time under the name John Crane Inc. under the ownership of TI Group. The British had the name John Crane UK

1988 Disposed of its interests in gland packing

Beginning in the 1990s, John Crane applied non-contacting technology to pumps handling liquids that are hazardous to the environment.

2000 TI Group merged with Smiths Industries to form Smiths Group plc. John Crane became a subsidiary of the Smiths Group

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