Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Roller-Bearings Co

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July 1900.

Maker of roller bearings for vehicles ranging from main line railway coaches to light autocars, of 1 Delahay Street, Westminster, London.

1896 Public company incorporated to purchase an invention that improved on the ordinary ball bearing used in cycles and elsewhere.[1]

1897 The company sub-contracted the work of making the bearings in preference to spending money on buildings and equipment; Major-General Hutchinson CB chaired the AGM; Mr W. Shelford seconded the motion to approve the accounts[2]

1898 Thomas H. How is secretary. [3]

1900 July. The Paris Exhibition. [4]

1900 Three directors (Hutchinson, Shelford and Ingham) resigned[5]; presumably it was at this point that the successor Empire Roller Bearings Co was incorporated.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times July 11, 1896
  2. The Times Oct. 29, 1897
  3. The Engineer 1898/03/11
  4. The Engineer of 6th July 1900 p1
  5. The Times Apr. 28, 1900