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Linread of Sterling Works, Birmingham.

1925 Private company incorporated to make cold forged fasteners

1930 Ezra Herbert Lynall became chairman and managing director

1961 General engineers and manufacturers of cold forged fasteners, Phillips recess head and slotted machine screws and tapping screws, hexagon head bolts and set screws, pre-assembled screws and washers, aluminium expanding screw plugs, blind rivet nut fasteners, aircraft bolts, screws and rivets and small pressings. 800 employees. [1]

1963 The whole of the company's equity was made available for trading on the Stock Exchange[2]

1964 Closely involved in the introduction of the Phillips Pozidriv screw; also introduced the Taptite self-tapping screw and Raycarl cold forging process[3]

c.1965 Aircraft Products Division was at Hospital Street and Cox Street, Birmingham

1994 Acquired by McKechnie[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times, July 8, 1963
  3. The Times November 2, 1964
  4. The Times, May 12, 1994