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British Timken

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November 1919
October 1922.
November 1922.
June 1923.
March 1930.
June 1930.
October 1931.
August 1933.
1942. Emmerton plug gauge.
November 1954.
November 1957.
November 1968.

of Chester Road, Aston, Birmingham 7, division of the Timken Roller Bearing Company

1937 Makers of tapered roller, parallel roller and ball bearings. "Timken" Ball and Roller Bearings.[1]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1940 Advert. Tapered roller bearings.

1941 Works built on a green-field site at Duston, Northants, to produce roller bearings. At its peak over 4,000 people were employed in the factory[2].

1945 Advert. Tapered roller bearings. Associated company is Fischer Bearings Co of Wolverhampton.

1955 John Pascoe, MD of the British Timken Division of the Timken Roller Bearing Company became chairman of Aberdare Holdings[3].

1959 Sir Frederick John Pascoe became British Timken's chairman.

1960 Advert for slicer-loader from their operation at Dunston, Northampton.

1960 Advert. Tapered roller bearings.

1968 Tapered roller bearings by Timken Bearing Company.

2002 Production ceased at Duston; the works were demolished over the next 4 years.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. * 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  2. Report by Northampton Industrial Archaeology Group [1]
  3. Sir Frederick John Pascoe [2]
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p202
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p240
  • Mining Year Book 1960. Published by Walter E. Skinner. Advert p818
  • The Engineer of 5th January 1968 p42
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p240