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A five pound advert in Wireless World brought in many small orders with cash, and the first weeks takings amounted to eighty pounds. The first few months I was able to assist occasionally by photo copying drawings in my darkroom, but as fine accuracy became needed in commercial work I had to give up. Meanwhile Peter had taken on a man, found that some contacts on the boards needed gold plating, studied library books and constructed a serviceable method using an old fish tank, meccano parts and a motor which served very well. Cash was very tight. Margaret dealt with correspondence and even the two children helped to pack the boards.

 In September 1964 P. and M. Services was formed. The directors were Peter, Margaret, and myself. Having retired from business I only consented to join in a nominal capacity without pay and to act as standby.


Left, New upstroke drills cost 500 ea April 1968. Right Precision micro Drill, drill sharpener in background.


Two years later much larger premises were taken. Two part time women were engaged for drilling and assembly work and Peter was working seven days a week until very late at night. He constructed a compressor and etching machine using two second hand motors from washing machines. A massive precision second hand copying camera, which ran on steel rails, was purchased so large the children could get inside.


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