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69 – 73 (62) Regent Street, W & T Avery Ltd

History of Avery's Cambridge


(62) Merchants Yard


(62) vacant


(69) Watts and Son Ltd, timber, coal, Brock and slate merchants

J D Dawson


( 69 – 73) W & T Avery Ltd, scale manufacturers

(73) –

(71a) Warwick and Son, fine art dealers

(71) Essex House

Bass Ratcliffe and Gretton, brewers

Worthington and Co, brewers

Kirk Ltd, building contractors

Cambs Hygienic Disposals Ltd

(69) R A P Rented radio

Harold T Cox, grocers

Avery Tronix is the modern company that has evolved from Avery’s. Specialising in weighing equipment of all sizes and based in Smethwick, Birmingham, in the mid twentieth century it had a factory in the centre of Cambridge, on Regent Street, over looking Parker’s Pieces. From here engineers were sent out all over the region to service the mechanical weighing equipment that was a vital features of agricultural and commercial life. Such equipment had to be checked annually and Avery’s were one of several companies whose engineers would tours villages and towns on a regular basis.

Peter West, of Hills Avenue, in 2016 talked about his career as an Avery engineer from the 1940s until the 60s.

Peter’s national service at the end of the 1940s gave him experience in electronics which served him well when he returned to Avery’s.

As well as weighing machines, Avery’s built other testing equipment including dynamic testing equipment. These machines were built by Carl Schenck AG of Darmstadt in Germany.


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