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of Lydbrook, Glos.

1920 Business established by Harold W. Smith, following the failure of H. W. Smith and Co.

1956 Part of the metals group of Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Co[1]

In the 1960s the business was taken over by BICC.

  • NOTE: There were various other unrelated firms named Temco, including the US company Texas Engineering & Manufacturing Company (TEMCO), also known as Temco Aircraft Corporation.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times Apr. 12, 1956
  • 'The Industrial History of Dean' by Cyril Hart: David & Charles, 1971