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Thomas C. Keay

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1917. From Worrall’s Yorkshire Textile Directory

of Dundee

1879 Company founded.

1917 Private company.

1955 Company made public.

1961 Textile machinery manufacturers, producing "Sphinx" bag printing machines, "Scimitar" cloth cutting machines, multiwall paper sack tables, shuttles, bobbins and pickers. 200 employees. [1]

1973/4 Stephen Rawlinson arranged to take-over the company and made each division self-managing.

1975 Bought several central heating businesses including the UK warm air heating division of Husqvarna, Impala from Imperial Metal Industries, and another one from Butterfield-Harvey Group.[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times, Oct 20, 1975