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of Smethwick, near Birmingham.

1921 Private company formed as Pneulec Machine Co. Ltd.

1923 The "Pneulec" Machine Co completed its new works in Mafeking-road, Smethwick.[1]

1926 January - Purchased the constructional plant of Thwaites Brothers of Bradford, and the plant was transferred to its Smethwick Works, where considerable extensions were carried out.[2]

1926 Name changed.

1936 Birmid Industries founded; incorporated Pneulec[3].

1961 Foundry equipment manufacturers. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1923/06/15
  2. The Engineer 1926/01/01
  3. The Times, 3 December 1937
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE