Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

British MonoRail

From Graces Guide
1969. Advertising with Bernard Matthews.

of Brighouse

Maker of automatic transfer and overhead handling equipment under licence from the American MonoRail Company of Cleveland, USA

1957 Control of the company was acquired by a group of investors from Dodd Investment of Oldham for a "nominal sum"; American MonoRail Company retained 20 percent of the shares in the company in return for full cooperation including drawings, patents, etc[1]

1959 Acquired by Herbert Morris[2]

1961 Opened a subsidiary in South Africa with intention of building a factory[3]

1974 A -ton SWL fully flameproofed monorail system used at Crompton Parkinson.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 25, 1957
  2. The Times, Mar 03, 1959
  3. The Times, Jun 17, 1961