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Blackwood Hodge

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Distributors of earth-moving and construction equipment

Previously Leanora Corporation, owner of John Blackwood Hodge and Co

1954 Distributors of machinery made by Euclid Division of General Motors and Marion Power Shovel Co of USA; was not a manufacturer[1]

1971 The UK subsidiary was John Blackwood Hodge and Co[2]

1984 Sold Aircraft Engineering Components and Blackwood Hodge Vehicles to Williams Holdings[3]

1984 Substantial loss. The Sunley family owned 34.7 percent of the shares in the company[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jun 18, 1954
  2. The Times, Apr 06, 1971
  3. The Times, May 12, 1984
  4. The Times, May 18, 1984