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Girling of Tyseley Birmingham was a British automotive systems manufacturing company.

1925 The company started as a car brake manufacturer after Albert H. Girling patented a wedge-actuated braking system.

1929 He sold the patent rights to the New Hudson company.

1938 Manufacture of Girling brakes was taken over by Joseph Lucas Ltd but the patent remained in possession of New Hudson until the rights were, in turn, purchased in 1943. Lucas then moved their Bendix brake and Luvax shock absorber interests into a new division which became Girling Ltd.

1943 Private company.

1949 Advert for brakes for cars. [1]

1961 Chassis engineers and manufacturers of disc/drum brakes and dampers. [2]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Disc and drum brakes. [3]

See Lucas Girling

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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar of 19th August 1949 p2
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. 1963 Motor Show
  • [1] Wikipedia