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Rownson, Drew and Clydesdale

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of 225 Upper Thames Street, London, EC

1821 Joseph Rownson and Henry Drew formed Rownson, Drew and Co.

1877 They established the Clydesdale Iron Foundry Co.

1907 Incorporated as a limited company under the name Rownson, Drew and Clydesdale Ltd.

1914 Hardware Merchants, Engineers and Athletic Goods Manufacturers. Specialities: elevators and conveyors for loading and unloading ships and other purposes (engineering department), "Gofky" and tennis goods etc. (athletic department). [1]

1960 Baker, Perkins acquired the machinery division of builders merchants Rownson, Drew and Clydesdale and renamed it Rownson (Conveyors) Ltd

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