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Deans and Lightalloys

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Oct 1966.
October 1973.

of Grovehill, Beverley, manufacturers of doors and other superstructure for rail and road passenger vehicles.

1960 Company formed by Manganese Bronze from 2 of its subsidiaries. Lightalloys' factory at Willesden was sold and Lightalloys production merged with that of Deans at Beverley. Formation of Deans and Lightalloys[1].

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Bearings and Sinterings. Manganese Bronze of Ipswich, Deans and Lightalloys and Patent Die-Casting Co linked companies.[2]

1963 Manganese Bronze Holdings Ltd formed with two subsidiaries - Manganese Bronze Ltd[3] and Alpax Ltd to hold the Deans and Lightalloys and other companies operating principally at Willesden and Beverley.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 30 June 1961
  2. 1963 Motor Show
  3. The Times, Wednesday, Apr 17, 1963