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Armstrong Shock Absorbers

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of Beverley, near Hull

1926 Trading as Gordon Armstrong (Beverley)

1930 Armstrong's Patents Co formed

1935 Public company incorporated to acquire Armstrong's Patents Co[1]

1947 Formed a subsidiary, Kolectric, as a diversification move, to make electric coil winding machinery which had been supplied from German factories before the war[2]

1949 Sold subsidiary Kolectric Ltd because Armstrongs needed the space in the factory[3]

1950 Second factory in York[4]

1961 Armstrong Shock Absorbers changed its name to Armstrong Equipment[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 03, 1935
  2. The Times, Oct 18, 1947
  3. The Times, Nov 02, 1949
  4. The Times, Oct 25, 1950
  5. The Times, Oct 25, 1961