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of Harwich

1957 Vacuumatic Ltd, maker of paper and bank-note counting machinery, was transferred from Portals to its subsidiary Paterson Engineering Co[1]

By 1968 was responsible for the Portals Group's manufacturing activities; had leased production facilities from Bell Brothers (Manchester)[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 22, 1957
  2. The Times, Jun 25, 1968