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Spencer and Halstead

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February 1952. Centriblast.
November 1957. Airless Continuous Blast Cleaning Machine.
November 1958.
November 1968. Centriblast.

Spencer and Halstead of Ossett, Yorkshire.

1912 Private company.

1961 Manufacturers of dust exhaust equipment, shot blast plant, wool conveying and blending equipment. 220 employees.[1]

1968 Supplied one of the largest de-coring plants to John Thompson.[2]

1982 Under the Lazard scheme to reduce capacity in castings, the Jonas Wells foundry was closed[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. * The Engineer of 5th July 1968 p3
  3. Competition Commission report on William Cook, 1990