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F. H. Royce and Co

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March 1888.
May 1888.

of Cooke Street, Hulme, Manchester, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

of Trafford Park, Manchester

1884 Company formed by Frederick Henry Royce[1] 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." [2]

1899 The company was put into voluntary liquidation[3] and reconstructed with an enlarged capital, re-registration taking place under the title of Royce Ltd on 17 October. [4]

Became Royce

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Monday, Apr 24, 1933
  2. Slater's Manchester & Salford Directory, 1895
  3. The London Gazette 27 October 1899
  4. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908