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1963 Sydney S. Bird and Sons acquired the major part of Astaron Electronics, that connected with contracts for the government and Marconi International Marine. The remainder of the business was sold once its business commitments had been completed. The sale of plant and machinery and of the factory took place before the end of the year
Merchant bankers, Rea Brothers, injected several businesses into the company, rescuing it from liquidation
1964 The name was changed to Stocklake Holdings, operating in merchanting and wool spinning