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Wingrove and Rogers

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1927. Polar Components.
1929. Two Ton Electric Truck.
1934. Polar Horizontal Scale and Drive.
August 1937.

of Mill-lane, Old Swan, Liverpool. (1926).

Wingrove and Rogers of Kirkby, Liverpool, built industrial vehicles including both small electrically motorised trolleys and electric locomotives (mainly narrow gauge), largely for use in mines and by tunnelling contractors.

1926 They acquired British Electric Vehicles which closed in 1926. For the convenience of customers in the South of England they opened n London offices at No. 63, Queen Victoria-street, E.C. 4, under the charge of Major G. D. Ozanne, A.M.I.E.E., and Mr. N. E. Bayliff. Application was made to the Board of Trade to amalgamate the two names in the form "Wingrove and Rogers British Electric Vehicles, Ltd."

1927 Wingrove and Rogers were successors to the broadcasting business of Radio Communication Co

1960 Electric locomotives for mines and quarries

1990s Wingrove and Rogers were bought by Pickrose in the early 1990s.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • [1] Wikipedia
  • Mining Year Book 1960. Published by Walter E. Skinner. Advert p11