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Vickers Printing Machinery

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Part of Vickers plc

1947 Vickers acquired George Mann and Co.

1965 Acquired R. W. Crabtree and Sons.

1966 Vickers acquired Waite and Saville; Crabtree-Vickers was established as Britain's foremost printing machinery manufacturer.[1]

By 1966 the Printing Machinery Group consisted of[2]:

By 1970 had also acquired Algraphy of Orpington[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Crabtree Vickers
  2. The Times Friday, Aug 19, 1966
  3. The Times, May 13, 1970