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R. Hoe and Crabtree

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of 109-112 Borough Road, London, SE1. Telephone: Euston 1947. Cables: Hoe, London"; and at Water Lane, Leeds.

1920 Private company, presumably formed from R. Hoe and Co and R. W. Crabtree and Sons

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Rotary Web Newspaper and Magazine Presses Printing by Letterpress, Photogravure and Offset Processes, Stereotyping and Electrotyping Mechanism, Sheetfed Rotary Offset Presses and Lithographic Machinery, Book-binding Machinery, Sheetfed Letterpress Machines. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. B.1466). [1]

1950 Patent - Improvements in printing plates. [2]

1950 Patent - Improvements in clamping mechanism for printing plates. [3]

1961 Printing machine manufacturers and engineers. 2,000 employees. [4]



1920s-1950s Collection of ca.900 photographs of printing machinery, chiefly presses, made by R. Hoe and Co, R. Hoe and Crabtree Ltd, R. W. Crabtree and Sons Ltd. [5]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair p137
  2. [1] Wikipatents
  3. [2] Wikipatents
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. [3] National Archives: Accessions to Repositories