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Francis Shaw and Co

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of Corbett Street Ironworks, Bradford, Manchester.

1879 Company founded.

1909 Registered as a private company.

1920 Converted into a public company.

1927 Reconverted into a private company.

1954 Converted into a public company.

1961 Manufacturers of machinery for the rubber, plastics and allied industries. Specialists in complete plants for the manufacture of tyres for motor vehicles etc. Plastic floor coverings and general rubber and plastic products. Also asbestos machinery, belt making equipment, gearing, cable covering machinery, rubber reclaiming plant, rubber plantation equipment and laboratory equipment.

1968 Opening of new factory to produce rubber and plastics processing machines

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