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Steele and Cowlishaw

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Steele and Cowlishaw, makers of ball mills, of Cooper St, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

1924 George Steele and S. D. Cowlishaw purchased patterns and drawings for ball and pebble mills from an engineering company that had closed and established the new company.

Established use of ball mills in the paint industry

1943 Cowlishaw resigned; company incorporated as limited company.

1949 Steele retired; company purchased by Appleyards of Leeds

1958 Baker, Perkins purchased Steele and Cowlishaw to augment its Chemical Division.

1973 Advisory and Components Services of Weybridge, producers of machinery for GRP, was incorporated in the company.

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