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Kitchen and Wade

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Kitchen and Wade horizontal boring machines
August 1933.
1935. Locomotive rod boring and trapanning machine.
1961. Duplex drilling, boring and screwing machine.

of Arundel Street (off Gibbet Street) and Turney Street, Halifax.

1918 Company founded.

1931 Ormerod Brothers became a subsidiary of Kitchen and Wade and was renamed Ormerod Shapers Ltd.

1936 Public company.

1959 Acquired by Asquith Machine Tool Corporation[1]

1961 Machine tool makers specialising in the manufacture of drilling and boring machines. 300 employees.

Tony Griffiths' "Lathes' website" gives an interesting account of an apprentice's training at Kitchen and Wade in the 1960s [2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Feb 21, 1959
  2. [1] website