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of Empress Works, Loughborough.
1912 Name changed to Herbert Morris.
1914 Manufacturers of electric, pneumatic and hand overhead travelling cranes, pulley blocks, conveyors, overhead runways and lifting miscellanea. 
1919 Public offer of shares
1920 December - W. H. Purnell was appointed vice-chairman of the company.
1931 Frank Morris took over the company on the death of his father
1931 Company employing 2,000 persons.
1932 Acquired Royce Ltd
1937 Lifting machinery manufacturers. 
1939 Became a quoted company.
1959 Took over British MonoRail
1961 Manufacturers of cranes, pulley-blocks; runways; telphers; conveyors, elevators; lifts and trucks. 1,900 employees. 
1968 Built thirty Goliath cranes for British Railway Freight. 
1969 Frank Morris resigns as chairman
1969 Won orders for Goliath and Semi-Goliath cranes at 3 British aluminium smelters
By 1975 had about 2000 employees; trading subsidiaries were: