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F. Pratt and Co

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of Eagle Iron Works, 20 to 22 Winding Road, Halifax, Yorkshire.

London Office: Norfolk House, Laurence Pountney Hill, E.C.

1886 Company founded by Frederick Pratt at Halifax.

1891 London office opened.

1897 Private company.

1914 Engineers and machine tool makers. Specialities: machine tools and workshop equipment for engineers, shipbuilders, boilermakers, bridge builders, dockyards, bolt and nut making, wood working etc. [1]

1953 Company made public.

1955 Acquired F. Burnerd and Co[2] from George Cohen, Sons and Co[3]

1956 Established Pratt Precision Hydraulics as sales agents

1961 Manufacturers of lathe chucks, hydraulic equipment, pneumatic cylinders and fixtures. 600 employees. [4]

1968 Acquired Arnott and Harrison[5]

c.1970 Formation of Pratt Burnerd, chuck makers, which later became part of the 600 Group

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times, Feb 07, 1957
  3. The Times, Sep 29, 1955
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times, Feb 28, 1969