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Northern Manufacturing Co, makers of gears, of Gainsborough
1906 Rose Brothers established the company, on an adjacent site to their main works, to make gears for their cars; also supplied gears to other manufacturers. One of the early customers was Werner, Pfleiderer and Perkins
1914 Built rotational equipment for lighthouses, starting equipment for printing presses, cocoa machinery, paint pug mills.
1922 Walter died.
1930s Rose were approached by the Admiralty to make the Mk III predictor table for use on capital ships; Northern was said to be one of the few companies that could handle such intricate and high precision equipment. Followed by Mk IV.