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V. L. Churchill and Co

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March 1939.
March 1945.
October 1949.
October 1955.

of 27 Walnut Tree Walk, London, SE11 (1937)

of Feltham (1963)

1937 Automobile service tools and equipment manufacturers. "VLC" Tool Kits and Service Equipment. [1]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

c.1956 Moved to Feltham, transport service equipment supplier[2]

By 1958 was a subsidiary of Charles Churchill and Co

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Tools and equipment. [3]

1966 Tube Investments acquired Charles Churchill and Co[4]

1970 Part of Tube Investments' Machine Tools Division[5].

1985 V. L. Churchill was acquired by Sealed Power Corporation of USA, which also purchased some TI subsidiaries outside UK as well as TI's 60 percent holding in Centre-Churchill of Daventry, a joint venture with Celette of France[6]

By 1990 was part of the SPX Corporation, manufacturing special service tools and equipment for the automotive industry[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  2. Phone Book
  3. 1963 Motor Show
  4. The Times, Feb 15, 1966
  5. The Times, 28 July 1970
  6. The Times, Dec 18, 1985
  7. The Times, January 25, 1990