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of Cooke Street, Hulme, Manchester, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
of Trafford Park, Manchester
1884 Company formed by Frederick Henry Royce who entered a partnership with Ernest Alexander Claremont, a friend who contributed £50; they started a business making domestic electric fittings in a workshop in Cooke Street, Hulme, Manchester called F. H. Royce and Co.
1891 The company was registered on 4 June as F. H. Royce and Co, to take over the business of electrical and mechanical engineers of the firm of the same name.
1894 Became a limited company, "Electrical and mechanical engineers and manufacturers of dynamos, motors and kindred articles."
1895 Listed as "Royce, F. H. and Co Limited. Electricians, electric light engineers and contractors, electric bell and battery makers etc. Cooke Street, Stretford Road, Hulme."