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1955 An American company opened a wholly-owned subsidiary: Cobble Brothers Machinery

1960 The American parent was taken over by Singer; the subsidiary became Singer-Cobble.

British Tufting Machinery of Blackburn was also absorbed by Singer

1964 Edgar Pickering left Singer-Cobble to form Edgar Pickering (Blackburn), making tufting machinery and ancillary equipment.

1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 26th April 1968 p650
  • The Times, Mar 05, 1968