Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,662 pages of information and 235,203 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Universal Grinding Wheel Co

From Graces Guide

of Stafford

previously Rooper and Harris

1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with abrasive wheels.

1928 Alliance with Morgan Crucible Co to share technical expertise and work together; Morgan would subscribe for new shares in the company[1].

1934 Acquired the goodwill of the grinding wheel business of L. Sterne and Co, the whole capital of British Abrasive Wheel Co and B. R. Rowland and Co[2]

1935 Issue of preference shares; formerly an American monopoly; chairman John Field Beale of GKN

1937 Abrasive wheel manufacturers. "Bauxilite" Abrasive Wheels. "Unirundum" Abrasive Wheels.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 31, 1928
  2. The Times, Mar 07, 1935