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Sheffield Twist Drill and Steel Co

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Nov 1919.
1938.
1938. "Dormer" Brand.
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1951. Dormer twist drills.
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November 1957. Dormer.
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November 1968. Dormer.
November 1968. Dormer.
1973.

Makers of engineers cutting tools, of Summerfield Street, Sheffield 11; of Suffolk House, 5 Laurence Pountney Hill, London, E.C.4.

1913 Company formed: Sheffield Twist Drill Co

1923 London office in Mansion House Chambers, 11 Queen Victoria-street, E.C.[1]

1937 Small tool manufacturers. "Dorclax", "Dormer", "Dormerex" Twist Drills. [2]

1940 Advert for Dormer twist drills. [3]

1945 Advert for Dormer twist drills and small tools. [4]

1947 Public company.

1961 Manufacturers of "Dormer" twist drills, reamers, end mills, milling cutters, taps and dies, and machine tools. 1,250 employees. [5]

1972 Amalgamated with Aldridge Tool (Holdings)[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1923/08/10
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p194
  4. Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p77
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  6. The Times, Jun 30, 1972