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Fletcher and Stewart

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Sugar machinery manufacturers of Derby

1962 Fletcher and Stewart formed as result of the merger of George Fletcher and Co with Duncan Stewart and Co under the ownership of Booker Bros.

1968 Hydrostatic transmission units manufactured [1]

1969 The mining machinery interests of Fletcher and Stewart were merged with those of Richard Sutcliffe and A. G. Wild and Co (owned by Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation) in a new company Fletcher Sutcliffe Wild, to supply self-advancing powered roof support systems and other mining machinery; it would be majority owned by Booker McConnell[2]

1975 Gained a contract to supply a sugar processing factory to El Salvador[3] and another as part of establishing a sugar estate in Somalia[4]

1988 Smith Mirrlees was acquired by Fletcher and Stewart, sugar machine manufacturers of Derby and changed its name to Fletcher Smith in c1990.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 1st March 1968 p367
  2. The Times (London, England), Thursday, May 08, 1969
  3. The Times, Aug 01, 1975
  4. The Times, Oct 23, 1975