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of Waterside Works, Ipswich

1958 Newton, Chambers and Co acquired Ransomes and Rapier building excavators, drag-lines, port cranes and other construction equipment; purchased by exchange of shares[1]. The NCK excavator division was put into the NCK-Rapier brand.[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 6 March 1958
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Photographs belonged to Ransomes and Rapier c 1970s donated by an ex-employee.