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of North Evington, Leicester, manufacturer of machinery for wood-working.
1897 Company founded. See Joseph Holland Goddard
1910 Maker of Polyrhoe Carburetters.
1935 Private company.
1936 Name changed.
1937 Woodworking machinery 
1951 Company made public.
1961 Manufacturers of woodworking machinery and high speed machine tools. Producers of the "Wadkin" and "Wadkin-Bursgreen" ranges of industrial woodworking machinery. One of the largest manufacturers of high-speed wood-working machinery in the world. 1,000 employees. 
1968 Announce new NC milling machine 
1972 Received support for a project on a timber end-jointer from government programme for the machine tool industry