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Mancuna Engineering

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Mancuna ‘Capitol’ lathe c.1928 (from Hobday Bros motor accessories catalogue No. 67 1928-29)
This is presumed to be a Mancuna lathe, differing only slightly from the 'Capitol' lathe in respect of the bed ways. On display at Oakham Treasures Museum, Portbury, Bristol
Mancuna hand-operated bench drill
June 1949.



of Lyon Street, Miles Platting, Manchester.

of Denton, Manchester, manufacturers of gas cleaning equipment (1960)

Previously seems to have been S. Ratcliffe of Miles Platting, maker of Mancuna machine tools

1949 Private company.

1960 Sold by Bradford Dyers Association to Sturtevant Engineering Co.[1]

1961 Air conditioning and dust extraction engineers. [2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 02, 1960
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE