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 149,664 pages of information and 235,472 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.

Crosby Doors

From Graces Guide

of Farnham.

1958 Hughes of Exeter Ltd was incorporated as a private company

1974 Crosby manufactured about 2.5 million doors a year. They utilised the hiring of 22 Barlow Myers Hyster lift trucks, effecting a substantial financial saving.

1972 Montague L. Meyer acquired Crosby and Co with factories in Farnham and Swindon[1]

1972 Acquired H. F. Tottle, woodworking specialist of Bridgwater[2]

1975 Included Crosby Windows and Crosby Doors[3]

1983 Name changed to Fordrive Ltd

1989 Acquired by Norcros

1989 Company renamed Crosby Doors Ltd

1990 Renamed Crosby Sarek, registered office in Swindon

1994 Norcros sold the company to Spring Ram Corporation[4]

1996 Renamed Crosby Ltd

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 9, 1972
  2. The Times Oct. 23, 1972
  3. The Times May 28, 1975
  4. The Times, March 14, 1996
  • Companies house filings