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G. W. S. Burdett of Eastgate, Peterborough, were machine tool makers.

Established in Wentworth Street in 1923 by Mr. G. W. S. Burdett. 1931 purchased a factory in Eastgate. By 1958 there were two factories at Eastgate, No. 1 producing machine tools, specialising in slotting machines, and No. 2 undertaking engine refurbishment.[1]

1956 Advertising as IC engine reconditioners.[2]

1957 Started making surface grinders. Producing diecasting machines under licence from a US company.[3]

1966 'B. Elliott and Co bought G. W. S. Burdett, the Peterborough machine tool makers last November'[4]

1968 Elliott-Burdett Ltd advertising for skilled machinists.

Surface grinder brochures online here.

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Sources of Information

  1. Peterborough Advertiser - Friday 24 June 1955
  2. Peterborough Advertiser, 28 September 1956
  3. Peterborough Advertiser - Tuesday 25 June 1957
  4. Belfast Telegraph, 3 February 1966