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BSA: Tools

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Dec 1921.
November 1926. Centreless Grinder and Universal Lapping Machine.
November 1926.
August 1933.
March 1946.
November 1947.
November 1947.
December 1947.
February 1948.
March 1948.
June 1948.
July 1948.
1951. Single-spindle automatic.
January 1952.
April 1952.
November 1953. LHS
November 1953. RHS
November 1954. BSA No. 4 Centreless Grinding Machine.
November 1957.

of Sparkbrook, Birmingham.

1920 February. The company BSA Tools Ltd was formed. [1]

1920 Description of the business and its products in The Engineer of 12th March. [2]

1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with numerous small tools, jigs and fixtures. [3]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1947 BSA Tools Ltd. acquired the whole plant of the German Index-Werke, Esslingen, and formed the Index Automatic Machine Co to continue the manufacture of the world-famed "Index" automatic screw machine.

1961 Machine and small tool manufacturers, operating as the Small Tools Division of parent company

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 27th Feb 1920 p234
  2. The Engineer of 12th March 1920 p266 & p274
  3. The Engineer of 10th September 1920 p244