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T. S. Harrison and Sons Ltd. of Heckmondwike, Yorks.
1898 Established as textile machinery manufacturers by Thomas Strickland Harrison. Thomas Strickland Harrison opened a small repair shop, powered by steam, with his sons Tom and John
1900 First Harrison lathe produced (simple treadle machine)
1916 Became a Limited company
1941 Taken over by the Brooke Tool Co for war production
1949 Turnover had increased fourfold since 1941
1950s Variable speed and larger swing lathes introduced
1961 Conveyor line for final assembly introduced (the first in the UK)
1968 Exports exceeded 40 percent of total for the first time
1971 Taken over by the 600 Group