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of Spon Street, Coventry. Telephone: Coventry 4154. Cables: "Rotherhams, Coventry"
Precision Engineers and Watch Manufacturers
In 1747 the firm of Vale was established.
1810 The partnership was Samuel Vale, George Howlette, John Carr, and John Rotherham. 
Richard Kevitt Rotherham was a former apprentice of the firm which eventually became Rotherham and Sons.
By 1899 they employed 400-500 people plus about 200 out-workers and produced 100 watches a day.
1914 Manufacturers of watches and expanding bracelets; cycle and motor accessories; gas and electrical appliances. 
1929 British Industries Fair Advert for 'R and S' Watches. Manufacturers of English Gold and Silver Watches in all varieties; Gold and Silver Expanding Bracelets; Silver "Peri" Vanity Boxes; Plain Enamelled and Engine-turned; also Nozzles for Spinning Artificial Silk. (Watches and Clocks Section - Stand No. J.20) 
1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Accessories Applicable to the Engineering, Machinery and Allied Industries. (Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport) 
1937 Aircraft accessory manufacturers. "Rotherham" Aircraft Accessories. 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1946 Patent - Improved slide-rest for a bench lathe. 
1952 Patent - Means for limiting reverse rotation of a rotary member of an instrument.