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Oldfield and Schofield

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1928. Shaping machine
Oldfield and Schofield Model C lathe.
May 1950.
January 1953.

Oldfield & Schofield of Central Iron Works, Boothtown, Halifax

Machine tool makers.

1957 Taken over by Kerry Machine Tool Group[1]

1962 Kerry's merged the business with that of Henry Broadbent[2] as Broadbent-Schofield[3]

1963 Downturn in demand for heavy machine tools led to the company making a loss.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times Oct 21, 1957
  2. [1] Malcolm Bull’s Calderdale Companion
  3. The Times , Jan 23, 1962