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Selson Engineering Co

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July 1910.
October 1912. Selson Drill

of Sunbeam Road, London NW10.

of 83 and 85 Queen Victoria Street and Lambeth Hill, London, EC; Works: Coventry (1914)

1871 Established by M. Selig and George Sonnenthal

1900 Company incorporated

1914 Engineers. Specialities: machine tools, hand tools and engineering specialities. [1]

They also acted as agents - e.g. at some stage acted for the sale of a Joseph Booth and Brothers 35, ton capacity breakdown crane to the Portuguese Government, via the Engineering Company of Portugal. The machine survives albeit converted to diesel power, in the museum at Entrocamento.[2]

1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with electric tools including a drill. [3]

1922 Manufactured shaping machines, lathes, radial drilling machines, etc.

1925 They acquired 'Selson buildings' in 26 and 28 Charles-street, London E.C. (one minute from Farringdon-street Station) and transferred offices there from June 1st.[4]

1968 Bed-type milling machine. Listed as Sunbeam Machine Tool Co. [5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. C. Capewell
  3. The Engineer of 8th October 1920 p360
  4. The Engineer 1925/03/27
  5. The Engineer of 5th July 1968 p30