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G. D. Peters and Co

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January 1896.
December 1906.
December 1907.
July 1908.
January 1911.
September 1913.
1914. Macfarlane's patent Windsor winches.
January 1920.
February 1929.
May 1929.
Aug 1935.
December 1950.
September 1954.
October 1958.

of Moorgate Works, Moorfields, London, EC.

of Windsor Works, Slough, Bucks. also Gotha Works, Slough (1906)

1869 Company founded by Gordon Donaldson Peters

1909 Private company.

WWI Turned over the factory largely to manufacture of munitions

1917 Company made public.

1919 Had taken an interest in electric welding; promoted the Wilson electric welding system to the shipping, railway and engineering industries.[1]

1937 Seating manufacturers and general engineers. [2]

WWII Manufactured parts for the De Havilland Mosquito [3]

1961 Engineers, manufacturing transport seating and blinds, automatic couplers, castings and suppliers of hardboard and pagwood. Agents and distributors for "Permadeck" flooring for use on rail transport vehicles. [4]

1969 Acquired Allan Willett and Co[5]

1969 Schroder Wagg bought a controlling share in the company which had returned to profit[6]

1970 Acquired Telomex, a private company specializing in electronic check weighing[7]

1971 Acquired by merchant bank J. Henry Schroder Wagg who started to remedy the problems with the loss making company[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 11, 1919
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. Mosquito by C. Martin Sharp and Michael J. F. Bowyer. Published by Crecy Books in 1995. ISBN 0-947554-41-6
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times, May 15, 1969
  6. The Times, Sep 17, 1969
  7. The Times, Apr 15, 1970
  8. The Times, Sep 18, 1971