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T. Harding Churton and Co

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August 1899.
c.1905 advertisement in Page’s Weekly.

T. Harding Churton and Co., of Atlas Works, Ingram Street, Leeds.

Electric motors and dynamos

1897 Founded by Thomas Harding Churton

1912 Company incorporated

1926 the Rotax interests were acquired by the present owners, Joseph Lucas, Ltd., of Birmingham, who are probably the largest manufacturers of motor-car accessories in the world. Thus Newton's became part of the Lucas property.

1931 the Rotax Company (part of Joseph Lucas Ltd) purchased the business of T. Harding, Churton & Company, Ltd., of Leeds

1931 Merged with Messrs. Newtons of Taunton which Rotax already owned.

1932 formation of a new limited company combining Newton's and Harding & Churton as manufacturers of electrical machinery of all classes.

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