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Marshall Richards Machine Co

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of Crook, Co. Durham, maker of wire-drawing machinery.

1937 Private company.

1947 A subsidiary of Marshall, Sons and Co[1]

1961 Manufacturers of wire and tube drawing and wire mill ancillary equipment. [2]

1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement [3]

1968 Barron and Crowther was acquired by Thomas W. Ward; it was complementary to Marshall Richards Machine Co, makers of wire-drawing machinery, already part of the Ward group[4]

1970 Presumably part of Marshall Richards Barcro of Eastleigh, maker of wire drawing machinery[5]

1972 Marshall Richards Barcro of Crook and Eastleigh[6]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Mar 27, 1947
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Engineer of 26th April 1968 p650
  4. The Times Apr 05, 1968
  5. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Mar 11, 1970
  6. The Times, Nov 27, 1972