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Charles Lack and Sons

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1966. "Sweepwell 36" designed by Sweepwell products (Birmingham) but made and marketed by this company.

of High Street, Cotterham

1860s Company established by Charles Lack as a small country engineering shop

1912 Charles lack died

1916 Became 'Charles Lack and Sons'

1940s Foundry


Cambridgeshire County Record Office, Cambridge has records: 1872-1968: register of directors, day-books, ledgers, stock, estimates and wages records etc

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Steam Engine Builders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1950 by The Augustine Steward Press