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Torrance and Sons

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1927. Paint-Mixing Mills.
1927. Steam Jacketed Mixer.
1927. Positively-Geared Double Edge-Runner Mill.
1927. Combination Paint Mill made by Torrance for London factory of Thomas Hubback and Co.
1927. Triple Roller Mill.
1927. Micrometer Adjustment.
1927. Driving Gear for Triple Roller Mill with Cover Removed.
1927. Paint Mixer.
1927. Finishing Mill.
1927. Gyrator Disc Mill.

Torrance and Sons of Bitton, near Bristol, manufacturers of High-class machinery for paint and colour grinding.

1881 Founded by Thomas Torrance and his eldest son J. R. Torrance. The business started off on a small scale occupying a building which was to become the foundry.

1884 Torrance and Sons became a Limited Liability Company. The directors were Thomas Torrance (Chairman) and his sons J. R. Torrance and H. N. Torrance.

1956 Company still in business.[1]

1969 Application for the trademark 'Microflow'.[2]

1978 Reportedly in business.

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Sources of Information

  1. Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Wednesday 29 February 1956
  2. Trade Mark data