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William Ridgway and Sons

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Dec 1921.

William Ridgway and Sons Ltd. of Oscar Works, Edward Street, Sheffield.

of Oscar Works, Rockingham Street, Sheffield.

1878 Company founded.

1909 Private company.

1937 Manufacturers of augers, bits, wood-boring and motorising tools. [1]

1961 Wood boring tool manufacturers. [2]

1962 With C. and J. Hampton purchased William Marples and Sons.

1972 Merger with C. and J. Hampton to form Record Ridgway.[3]

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