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1965 Vickers acquired R. W. Crabtree and Sons.

1966 Crabtree-Vickers was established by Vickers as Britain's foremost printing machinery manufacturer.

1977 Crabtree-Vickers Leeds was formed and was the only British manufacturer of a range of sheet and web fed offset printing presses and the home of Crabtree-Vickers newspress [1]

1980 The 900 series press was produced.[2]

1982 Crabtree-Vickers moved into Europe's newest printing machinery facility.[3]

1993 Crabtree Printing Machinery was incorporated.[4]

Company website today: [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1]Crabtree Vickers
  2. Crabtree-Vickers History website
  3. Crabtree-Vickers History website
  4. Crabtree-Vickers History website