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Rabone Chesterman, maker of spirit levels and rules, of Whitmore St, Birmingham
1981 Bardsey Group acquired RCF Holdings; merged with its hand tool distributor subsidiary
1984 A new factory was opened at Summer Hill, Birmingham.
1987 Within Bardsey, Rabone Chesterman made tools and RCF Tools distributed them
1989 Beckenham Group acquired Bardsey Group
2008 Rabone Chesterman business was still undertaken at Hockley Abbey, Birmingham.