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Fife Forge Co

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April 1952.

of Kirkcaldy, Fife

1937 Maker of marine and land engine forgings[1]

1958 Incorporated as a public company[2]. Although output had been maintained, demand for marine items had reduced[3]

1964 Ordered a 1500 ton hydraulic press forge from Davy and United Engineering Co[4]

1973 Gained Queen's Award for Export as result of 7-fold increase in export of ship's propeller shafting[5]

1976 Scotcros sold Thomas Bishop, marine equipment group to Fife Forge[6].

1978 Acquired T. S. Forster and Sons[7]

1981 Bought all the rights to the Simplon range of mobile lighting[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 07, 1937
  2. The Times, Feb 19, 1959
  3. The Times, Mar 05, 1959
  4. The Times, Apr 14, 1964
  5. The Times, Apr 21, 1973
  6. The Times, Jul 27, 1976
  7. The Times, Apr 28, 1978
  8. The Times, Jul 01, 1981