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Gear Grinding Co

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1930. Gear wheel tooth grinding machine.
November 1958.

of Cranmore Boulevard, Shirley, Solihull

Company founded by Harry Fred Lee Orcutt

1912 Public company.

1926 Completed arrangements by which a Gear Grinding Co was established in Milan, Italy. This company was known as the Societa Italiana Rettifica Infgranaggi (S.I.R.I.). The works were equipped with the company's special tooth grinding machines. The plant was operated on similar lines to those employed in the Birmingham shops. The new Italian company purchased the sole rights for the use for the Gear Grinding Company's patents and process in Italy.[1]

1937 Internal and external gear grinding.

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1960 Advert - specialists is precision gear manufacture.

1961 Engineers, specialising in the manufacture of gear and spline grinding machines, gear manufacturers and gear grinders to the trade. 300 employees.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1926/01/01