BAC


British Automatic Company, founded in November 1887, and incorporated in 1923. It was based at 14 Appold St., London EC, with branches in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow (subsidiary company Reeves Ltd., sweet manufacturer) and Dublin. A major manufacturer of coin operated automatic vending machines, also scales, amusement machines and metal embossers. They were contracted to supply and maintain automatic machines (vending chocolates, sweetmeats, etc.) on British railway stations.