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Morse Chain Co

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July 1938.
March 1939.
September 1954.
February 1959. Morse Chain Division of Borg-Warner.
November 1968. Morse Chain Division of Borg-Warner.

of Letchworth, Hertfordshire. Telephone: Letchworth 33. Telegraphic Address: "Chaindrive. Letchworth"

1880 Morse Equalizing Spring Company, forerunner of Morse Chain Co, was founded in USA.[1]

1906 Morse began manufacturing automobile chains.

1907 Morse chains were made in the UK by Westinghouse Brake Co, eventually as Westinghouse Morse Chain Co

1929 Borg-Warner of USA acquired Morse Chain

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Rocker - Joint Inverted and Segmental - Bush Roller Chain Drives, Chain Couplings, Camshaft Drive, Chain Tensioner, Segmental Bush Roller Joint Action. Special Wheels, Chain Samples and Types. (Stand Nos. D.805 and D.704).[2]

1950 Death of John Massey Seddon, London Manager and Director of Morse Chain Co and of 15 Tudor Way, Petts Wood, Kent.[3]

1982 Borg-Warner sold its Morse chain business to Morse Flexon, including the plants at Letchworth and Stotfold[4]

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