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Maker of air-sea rescue and survival equipment, of Leigh on Sea, Essex
1964 88 percent of the shares were acquired by Lambert Close Holdings and Close Brothers; the company owned:
1966 Shoe manufacture continued to be a problem due to cost of raw materials; the balloon entreprise had progressed well and a joint company might be formed with the weavers Carrington and Dewhurst
1968 Set up an R&D organisation to develop new opportunities for the businesses
1969 Downturn in profits