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of Locksbrook Engineering Works, Bath

1905 Electric hoists, portable electric drills and flexible shafts

1908 John Baptist Kramer founded Kramos at the end of 1908 in Bath, Somerset. He was a pioneer of small electric drilling and grinding machines, electric lifting magnets and monorail hoists [1].

1909 Kramer went to Birmingham to join his business with GEC at Witton. Here a much larger scale of manufacturing business was established, under the name Witton Kramer Electric Tool and Hoist Works. The range of products was expanded to include separator magnets, brakes, clutches and solenoids.

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  1. Witton Kramer company history