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M. C. L. and Repetition

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of Pool Lane, Langley, Birmingham. Telephone: Broadwell 1115. Telegraphic Address: "Karlyteko, Langleyworcs"

1926 Company set up by J. Stone and Co, Hart Accumulator Co and D. P. Battery Co to manufacture "repetition" parts (principally nuts and bolts) but also made magnetos on a small scale.[1].

1927 Patent - Improvements relating to engine starting mechanism.

1929 Chloride Electrical Storage Co acquired National Accumulator Co which had been formed in 1928 to hold all the shares in D. P. Battery Co and a major interest in Hart Accumulator Co which also brought the acquisition of M. C. L. and Repetition[2].

1937 Patent - Improvements in or relating to alarm devices for steam cooking apparatus.

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for: Special Washers; Contact Studs; Sleeves; Pole Bolts; Retaining Nuts; Puff Chambers; Split Cones; Reduced Pegs. Precision Repetition Products fro the Bar, in all metals. Lighting and Starting Equipment for Marine and Stationary Engines. Easiwork Cookers. Various Inventions. Examples of Automatic Milling, Capstan and Assembly Work. (Stand No. D.506)

1937 Manufacturers of motor car lighting equipment and auto-turned repetition products. "M.C.L." Products.

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1943 Chloride Electrical Storage Co disposed of M. C. L. and Repetition.

1945 Advert. Steering wheel nuts. Makers of repetition products

1950 M. C. L. and Repetition was acquired by Midland Bright Drawn Steel and Engineering Co Ltd which wanted to broaden its range of business[3].


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Sources of Information

  1. Competition Commission report [1]
  2. Competition Commission report: [2]
  3. The Times, 16 February 1950