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1953 Who's Who in the Motor Industry: Companies B

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B.E.N. Patents Ltd. Manufacturers of Garage Equipment. Hughenden Avenue, High Wycombe, Bucks. Telephone: 1630. T/A.: " Tooinwun." Directors: H. S. Broom. H. S. ' Dick' Broom. C. Broom Smith. E. Elwess. Managers: S. H. Viney (Service). C. F. Palmer (Advertising).

J. J. Balmforth (1950) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Park Road, Ormskirk, Lancs. Telephone: 92. Directors: J. F. Lawton (Chairman). P. W. Hayley, F.C.A. R. G. Smith. G. H. Hayley, F.C.A. (Secretary). 'General Manager: A. V. Rider.

Bambridge Bros. Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Pevenscy Bay Garages, Pevensey Bay, Sussex. Telephone: 324. Director: Major F. C. F. Bambridge. Banks Equipment Limited. Factors of Motor Tyres. Fitzwilliam Street, Bradford. Telephone: 27131/2. Directors: C. Banks, M.P. G. A. N. Hirst, M.P. A. Digby Pickering, A.S.A.A., F.I.A.C. (General Manager).

Jack Barclay Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Head Office : St. George Street, Hanover Square, London, W.r. Telephone: Mayfair 7444 (14 lines). Also at : Service and Works, Lombard Road, London, S.W.19. Telephone: Liberty 7222 (8 lines). Additional Showrooms, Berkeley Square, London, W.x. Telephone: Grosvenor 6811. Directors Stewart Cole, F.C.A. (Chairman). Jack Barclay (Managing). B. 0. Davis (General Manager). Service Manager: H. Fergusson Wood.

Alfred Barnett. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Fiveways Garage, Tipton, Staffs. Telephone: 1977. Proprietor: A. Barnett.

Barr & Wallace Arnold Trust Ltd. And Subsidiary Companies. Sayner Road, Leeds, ao. Telephone: 30315. Directors: Robert Barr, A.M.Inst.T., A.M.I.B.E. (Chairman). Sir George Martin, K.B.E., J.P. Harry Wood, M.B.E., Assoc. Inst. T. Margaret Hook. Managers: W. L. Smith, A.C.A. (General). J. Malcolm Barr, B.A., LL.B. (Assistant General). Secretary: Wm. Berry, A.C.I.S.

Barretts of Canterbury Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. St. Peter's Street, Canterbury_ Telephone: 2288 (4 lines). Directors: John Robert Barrett (Managing). Reginald George Barrett. Herbert Gerald Williams. Secretary: Charles F. Burgess.

Bath Service Garage. Car Stockists. 45/51, Walcot Street, Bath, Somerset. Telephone: 2191. Proprietor: T. Hooper Jones.

G. Batty & Sons Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Ellin Street, Sheffield, a. Telephone: 2520213. Directors: A. G. Bedingfield. J. E. Pearson (General Manager).

Baulard & Fosters Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 36, Sunderland Road, South Shields, Co. Durham. Telephone: 170. Directors: A. R. Baulard. J. W. Foster. C. Foster,A.A.C.C.A., F.C.C.S. (Secretary). H. H. Abrnethy.

Bayliss, Jones & Bayliss, Limited. Manufacturers of Accessories, Components, Tractors and Agricultural Machinery. Victoria Works, Cable Street, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 20441. T/A.: "Bayliss" Wolverhampton. And 539, Cannon Street, London, E.C.4. Telephone: Mansion House 8524. TIA.:"Lockfast," Cannon, London. Directors: J. H. Jolly (Chairman). F. Usher-Smith l (Managing). R. M. Hyslop, M.V.O. f J. H. Bean, C.B.E. Lt. Col. The Hon. C. H. C. Guest. H. F. Hodgson. K. S. Peacock. M. H. Tollit. Managers: J. Irving (General Works). A. B. 'Williams l (Sales). P. F. Green W. R. White (Commercial). Secretary: B. T. Osborne, C.A.

Beaconsfield Motor Co. Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. London Road, Beaconsfield. Telephone: 16 and 972. Directors: G. K. Whitwam (General Manager). Mrs. I. F. Whitwam.

T. Beadle & Company Limited. Factors of Motor Accessories, Garage Equipment and Machine Tools. 354/5, Castle Street, Hull, Yorks. Telephone: 34675. Also at : 368/374, Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby. Telephone: 5077. 52, Fletchergate, Nottingham. Telephone: 52276. Randal Street, Blackburn. Telephone: 4282. 40, Queen Street, Scarborough. Telephone: 2546. Directors: G. H. Atkinson (Managing). Mrs. A. E. Beadle. T. Atkinson. R. D. Hought. G. Rutherford. F. A. Smith. W. E. Brown. Motor Departments: G. Toft (Hull). H. West (Grimsby).

Beardall Motors Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 499/503, Woodborough Road, Mapperley, Nottingham. Telephone: 66674/5. Director: G. H. Beardall, A.M. Inst.B.E. General Manager: W. Davidson. Other Executive Officer: S. Clay.

Beardmore Motors Ltd. London Distributors and Body Builders of Taxi-Cabs. 567-569, Great Portland Street, London, W.r. Telephone: Langham 6822. Works at The Hyde, Hendon, N.W.9. Telephone: Colindale 6211. Directors: Major D. C. Bowser, O.B.E., J.P. (Chairman). Francis M. Luther (Vice-Chairman and Managing). George H. Allsworth. Major E. P. Carter, O.B.E. F. J. B. Luther. F. L. Allsworth.

Beardmore Services Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 26, Queensway, Hyde Park, London,W.2. Telephone: Bayswater 0536. Directors: P. M. Beardmore. M. G. Armstrong (General Manager). Secretary: D. A. Gibson.

H. Beart & Co. Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 102, London Road, Kingston-on-Thames. Telephone: 3348. Directors: Charles Ernest Tearne (Chairman and Managing). Arthur Avery Williams. Managers: H. Jones (Sales). V. Alexander ( Works). L. R. Pavey (Stores and Buyer). Secretary: Mrs. M. Windsor.

G. Beaton & Son Ltd. Automobile Interior Fittings Manufacturers. Beatonson House, Victoria Road, Willesden, London, Telephone: Elgar 7144. Directors: Stuart C. Goodwin, J.P. The Rt. Hon. Lord Ramsden. Colonel L. Sadler. J. G. Widdowson. G. Ashley Miller (Managing). Managers: F. C. Young (Technical). C. Burr (Sales). E. Simpson ( Works). Secretary: H. B. Tomlinson (Secretary).

J. Beaumont & Sons Limited. General Factors. " Beaumont House ," 46/54, Trafalgar Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne, I. Telephone: 2Io83. Also Branch at Carlisle. Directors: P. F. Heppell (Chairman). J. Mitchelhill (Managing). R. C. Beaumont. E. F. Weidner. W. Teasdale (Manager—Carlisle Branch). A. Briggs. Company Secretary: R. W. Norman. Sales Manager: C. R. Moffatt (Motor Dept.).

Bedford Motor Services Ltd. Car Stockists. 3, London Road, Bedford. Telephone: 4129. Directors: E. J. de Choisy (Chairman). H. G. F. Swift, M.I.M.I. (Managing). Mrs. K. M. Brookes (Secretary).

" Bee " Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd. Car Stockists. 17119, Renshaw Street, Liverpool, I. Telephone: Royal 6375. TIA.: " Bee Cycles." And at r-3, Wavertree Road, Liverpool. Telephone: Anfield 4724. Director: L. T. Rogers (Chairman). Service Manager: F. B. Rogers. 22 Bell & McCandless. Vehicle Repairers. 454, Woodstock Road, Belfast. Telephone: 57201. Directors: A. J. Bell. R. McCandless. W. A. C. McCandless.

Bell Punch Co. Ltd. Manufacturers of Taximeters, Ticket Control Systems, etc. 39 St. James's Street, London, S.W.I. Telephone: Regent 1532. TIA.:" Bellpunch, Piccy." Fare Control Executive: Thomas Mark Hopwood.

Bell Street Motor Works. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 66, Bell Street, Henley-on-Thames. Telephone: 445. Proprietor: S. A. Brown, M.I.M.I. Sales Manager: D. C. H. King. Secretary and Accountant: F. J. Castell, A.Comm.A.

Roland C. Bellamy Ltd. Automobile Distributors; Automobile and Agricultural Engineers. Head Office : Saint Mary's Gate, Grimsby. Telephone: 5295-2775. Service : Cromwell Road, Grimsby. Telephone: 2825-2886. Tractors : Abbey Walk, Grimsby. Telephone: 5295-2775. Directors: Roland C. Bellamy, J.P., A.M.I.Mech.E., F.I.M.I. (Chairman and Managing). Adlard Wm. Bellamy. William Haigh, M.I.M.I. (General Manager). Managers: William Greenwood (Service and Secretary). E. G. Pigott-Smith, T.D. (Sales).

Bellhouse, Hartwell & Co. Ltd. Coachbuilders, etc. Green Vale Works, Westhoughton, Lancs. Telephone: 224516. Directors: C. F. Bellhouse (Chairman). A. W. Hartwell (General Manager). Manager: W. E. Williams ( Works). Chief Inspector: C. Stevenson.

Benn's Motors. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. New Street, Mold, Flint. Telephone: 178. Sole Proprietor: H. L. Benn, M.I.M.I.

John Henry Bennett. Car Stockist. Central Garage, Millom, Cumberland.. Telephone: 241. Directors: Mrs. M. R. Bennett. Mrs. E. M. Slater. Mrs. V. A. Hoggarth. J. A. Bennett (General Manager). Mrs. J. Jackson.

Thomas I. Bennett Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. The Garage, Bramley, Leeds. Telephone: Pudsey 4078/9. Governing Director: Thomas Irwin Bennett.

Bennett's Motor Works Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Telephone: 722. Station Road, Letchworth, Herts. Directors: L. W. Bennett, J.P. (General Manager). Mrs. M. R. Bennett. S. G. Clark.

C. H. Benny. 71, Trelowarren Street, Camborne, Cornwall. Car Stockists. Telephone: 3186. Proprietor: H. P. Benny.

Benson Motor Body Co. Ltd. Roebuck Street, West Bromwich. Motor Body Builders and Engineers. Telephone: 1119. Director: Joseph Edwin Bissell (Managing). General Manager: Robert J. Bissell.

Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd. Automobile Manufacturers. Pym's Lane, Crewe, Cheshire. Telephone: 3271. Reg. Office : Nightingale Road, Derby. London Office : 14/15, Conduit Street, London, W.i. Telephone: Mayfair 6201. TIA.:"Bensport" Piccy, London. Directors: Dr. F. Llewellyn Smith (General Manager). D. R. McDonald (Secretary). R. F. Messervy (Service). J. E. Scott (Sales Manager). Chief Production Engineer: S. H. Grylls. Publicity Manager: R. M. Stratford.

Benton & Stone Limited. Accessory and Component Manufacturers. Aston Brook Street, Birmingham, 6. Telephone: Aston Cross 1905. TIA.:"Enots" Birmingham. Directors: Oliver Green (Chairman). C. Eric Milner (Managing). H. S. Smith. Brian Morgan ( Works). E. W. Munns (Secretary). Sales Executive: Norman P. Watts.

Richard Berry & Son (Prop. J. Brockhouse & Co. Ltd.). a Laminated Road Spring Manufacturers. Mafeking Road, Smethwick, Staffs. Telephone: 0631. TIA.:" Springs," Smethwick. Directors: J. L. Brockhouse, M.A. (Chairman and Managing). E. P. Ash, F.C.I.S. (Deputy Managing and Secretary). F. Brockhouse (Deputy Chairman). Major C. E. Dibben, O.B.E. J. R. Brockhouse. Managers: G. Worthington (General). A. Hodgson (Assistant General). R. Cooke (Advertising and Publicity).

Robert Bevan & Son. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 29-35, Castle Street, Cardiff. Telephone: 1808. Partners: Robert Bevan. Robert Stafford Bevan.

J. E. Bird Automobiles Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Telephone: Lee Green 1072/3. 118/120, Lee High Road, Lewisham, London, S.E.x3. Directors: B. M. Bird. L. Bird (General Manager).

The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited. Manufacturers of Motor Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Machine Tools, and High-Speed Tools. Small Heath, Birmingham, 11. Telephone: Birmingham, Victoria 2381. TIA.:" Small Arms ", Birmingham. Directors: Sir Bernard D. Docker, K.B.E., J.P. (Chairman). Sir Patrick J. Hannon (Deputy Chairman). Noel Haywood Docker. Jas. Leek, C.B.E. James E. MacLaren. H. J. S. Moyses, O.B.E. J. Y. Sangster. Sir Frank E. Smith, G.C.B., G.B.E., F.R.S. The Rt. Hon. Lord Woolton, P.C., C.H., D.L. General Manager: Jas. Leek, C.B.E. General Works Manager: J. A. T. Dickinson, O.B.E. General Sales Manager: S. F. Digby. Export Manager: W. L. Rawson, M.B.E. Advertising Manager: H. N. Brealey. Secretary: F. Ellinghouse, F.C.I.S. Accountant: J. E. Rowe.

Black & Decker Limited. Manufacturers of Portable Electric Tools. Harmondsworth, Middlesex. Telephone: West Drayton, 2681/7. Directors: J. Franklin (Managing). J. Byfield (Sales). F. W. McCartney (Production). Company Secretary: C. W. Johns. Sales Manager: M. W. Boyce.

Stan Blackburn & Partners (Motor) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Station Garage, Spalding. Telephone: 2041. Director: S. Blackburn (Managing).

Blackheath Garages Ltd. Car Stockists. 37a, Shooters Hill Road, and 6, Stratheden Road, Blackheath, S.E.3. Telephone: Greenwich 1303 and 0897. Directors: E. M. Mote. H. M. Taylor. P. L. Mote. B. C. M. Mote. G. R. M. Mote. General Manager: B. W. Wyatt. Secretary: S. G. Harpour.

J. Blake & Co. Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 110, Bold Street, Liverpool. Telephone: Royal 6622. T/A.: "Autocar." Directors: S. Blake Reece (Managing). R. G. Preston. P. Blake Reece. General Sales Manager: L. P. Hadden. Trials Dept.: J. G. Reece.

Blands Royal Garage. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Cambridge Street, Scarborough. Telephone: 1359. Directors: S. Bland, A.M.Inst B.E., F.I.M.I., M.I.M.E. (General Manager). G. Bland.

Blue Arrow Garage. Car Stockists. 253, Washway Road, Sale, Cheshire. Telephone: 3145. Proprietor: E. Gilbert.

Bluemel Bros. Ltd. Motor and Cycle Accessory Manufacturers. 66, Bolsover Street, London, W.I. Telephone: Euston 7626. Also at Wolston, Nr. Coventry. Telephone: 244. Directors: Frank William Bluemel (Chairman and Managing). Ernest James Scott, M.C. (Sales). Archibald Kay Bruce. Leslie Gunston Heath. Works Manager: Harry Pearsall. Secretary: Edwin Harry Green.

Boats and Engines Ltd. Boat Builders, Marine Engineers and Distributors. Weybridge, Surrey. Telephone: 233. Directors: Gilbert James Allday, M.B.E., M.R.I., F.I.I.A., F.I.M.I., M.Inst.B.E., F.I.D. Mrs. Marjorie Allday. T. K. Dobson. General Manager: A. G. Hall, A.M.I.N.A.

Bonallack & Sons Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Nursery Lane, Forest Gate, London, E.7. Telephone: Grangewood 3464. Directors: Richard Frank Bonallack, O.B.E. (Managing). Basil George Bonallack, M.C., M.A. Walter Bonallack (Chairman). Francis Bonallack. Andrew Gordon Puckle. Secretary: Leslie Francis Anderson.

Boon & Porter Limited. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 159-167, Castelnau, London, S.W.13. Telephone: Riverside 4444/9. Directors: H. F. Turner Porter (General Manager). R. C. Porter ( Works Manager).

A. Boorman & Son, Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 27-30, Guildford Road, Woking. Telephone: 145. Directors: K. Boorman (General Manager). K. F. Boorman. 26 James

Booth & Company Limited. Non-Ferrous Metal Manufacturers. Argyle Street, Nechells, Birmingham, 7 Telephone: East. 1521. Directors: Sir Bernard D. F. Docker, K.B.E., J.P. (Chairman). H. W. Clarke, D.Sc. (Managing). S. Adams. D. H. H. Clarke, M.A., A.M.I.Mech.E. R. W. Cooper, J.P. Hon. Geoffrey Cunliffe. N. H. Docker. Sir Patrick J. H. Hannon. E. B. Joynson. General Sales Manager: G. Meredith. Secretary: D. E. Bunce.

Borough Garage, The. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Boroughgate and Courthouse Street, Otley, Yorks. Telephone: 2592. Proprietor: Mrs. E. Jackson. Managers: H. C. C. Jackson (General and Sales). S. Reynard ( Works). D. T. Jackson (Assistant Works).

Boroughbury Garage Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 14, Lincoln Road, Peterborough. Telephone: 3021. Director: R. H. Cook (Managing). Sales Manager: A. E. Allen.

Boshier & Pattenden Ltd. Car Stockists. Chapelfield Road Garages, Norwich, Norfolk. Telephone: 2418,1 5. Directors: S. J. Boshi:zr (Chairman and Managing). R. E. Pattenden ( Works Manager). A. J. Hind.

Bournemouth Imperial Motors, Limited. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 185,187, Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth. Telephone: 5705 6. Directors: G. H. Simpson, F.I.M.I., F.I.D. (Chairman and Managing). V. Simpson. E. E. Steele, M.I.M.I. ( Works). A. S. Biles, M.I.M.I. (Sales). G. Ralston, F.I.D. H. L. U. Elliott, M.I.M.I. (Service).

A. G. Bowerman Ltd. Automobile Engineers. 26/27, High Street, Taunton. Telephone: 2001/2. Directors: Leslie Charles Bowerman, F.R.G.S. (Manager Motor Coach Department). A. G. Bowerman (Managing). Douglas G. Bowerman.

Bowmaker Limited. Hire Purchase Finance and General Banking. Bowmaker House, Lansdowne, Bournemouth. London Office : 61, St. James's Street, S.W.x. Telephone: Bournemouth 7070. T/A.: Bowmaker, Bournemouth. Telephone: Grosvenor 66x r. 27A.: Bowmaker, Piccy London. Directors: T. H. Hewitt (Chairman). E. R. Bardsley (Deputy Chairman). Percy Butler. L. K. Jarvis. R. E. Eveson. G. L. Webster. R. S. Davenport (General Manager). Secretary: S. E. Davies.

E. J. Bowman (B'ham) Ltd. Manufacturers of Automobile Radiators, Fuel Tanks, etc. Whitehouse Street, Aston, Birmingham, 6. Telephone: Aston Cross 3228:9. Directors: E. J. Bowman. C. G. E. Bowman. H. A. Bowman. General Manager and Sales Executive: D. C. Clark.

Bowser International Limited. Oil Dispensing Equipment Manufacturers. Coombridge Works, Beverley Way, Kingston-by-Pass, London, S.W.2o. Telephone: Malden 2266. Directors: Sir C. F. Entwistle, K.C. K. S. Estlin, O.B.E., M.C. (General Manager). R. A. Damon (U.S.A.). R. S. Carroll (Canada). Sales Manager: S. G. B. Wallace. Chief Engineer: H. C. Thacker.

A. G. Boyes & Co. Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Chapel Hill, Huddersfield. Telephone: 6673/4. Directors: A. G. Boyes, M.I.M.I. S. Thornton, M.I.M.I. R. S. Hallas, M.B.E.

Boyriven Limited. Accessory Manufacturers and Motor Body Distributors. 54/56, Torrington Place, Gower Street, London, W.C.r. Telephone: Museum 6266. TIA.:"Boyriven, Westcent," London. Works: Boyriven (Hardware) Ltd., 88/90, Chenies Mews, Torrington Place, London, W.C.x. Telephone: Langhani 6265 (6 lines). Directors: P. C. Espinasse (Chairman and Managing). J. J. Espinasse (joint Managing). L. Lemaire. P. Boyriven. C. Espinasse (Sales). Production Executive: P. Hammersley. Managers: J. N. Bernard (General). A. Cameron (Glasgow Branch). C. Blethyn (Dublin Branch). Secretary: E. Knight.

C. C. Boys & Sons Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Weston Garage, Chichester. Telephone: 2241/2. Directors: Charles Robert Boys 1 (Joint Managing). Arthur Osborne Boys f Mrs. N. E. R. Boys. Mrs. W. J. Boys.

Joseph Bradbury & Sons Ltd. Manufacturers of Transport Service Equipment. New Street Works, Braintree, Essex. Telephone: 623/4. Directors: L. J. Bradbury. L. R. Bradbury. A. D. Powell. V. Powell.

Walter Bradley (Engineers) Ltd. Car Stockists. Kingsgate Garage, Central Street, Bolton. Telephone: 4244 5 and 2452. Directors: Walter Bradley, C.B.E., J.P., A.M.I.A.E. Harold H. Bradley.

Bradshaw Motor House Ltd. Automobile Distributors. Marsh Lane, Preston. Telephone: 4083. Directors: E. Bradshaw, Senr. L. Bradshaw. E. Bradshaw, Junr. W. Foxcroft (General Manager). J. Singleton (Secretary). D. Nightingale.

Braid Bros. Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Victoria Works, Conway Road, Colwyn Bay. Telephone: 2281. And at 95, Abergale Road, Colwyn Bay. Telephone: 2264. Directors: G. S. Haigh (Managing).

Braid Group Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Distributors. Victoria Works, Colwyn Bay. Telephone: 228 Also at Bedford House, Boughton, Chester. Telephone: 22323. Directors: R. Braid, M.B.E. (Chairman and Managing). A. Braid (Assistant Managing). G. S. Haigh (General Manager). David Mitchell.

Brecknock Motors Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. High Street and Hastings Road, Pembury, Kent. Telephone: 25. Directors: F. H. Gregory. E. M. Gregory.

Brett's Oil & Grease Co. Ltd. Lubricating Oil and Grease Manufacturers. High Level Works, Pipewellgate, Gateshead, 8., Co. Durham. Telephone: 71051/2. T'A.:" Bretoil," Newcastle-on-Tyne. Directors: R. E. Brett. Mrs. A. S. Brett. G. H. Lowes (Secretary). E. M. Brett. L. M. M. Stamp.

Brew Brothers Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 1271133, Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, S.W.7. Telephone: Kensington 2468. Directors: L. M. Brew (Managing). H. G. Brew (Secretary). H. M. Reynolds. C. L. Ruffle (General Manager). Managers: D. G. Brew ( Works). S. M. Maw (Sales).

Bridge of Weir Leather Co. Limited. Upholstery and Leather Manufacturers. Clydesdale Works, Bridge of Weir, Scotland. Telephone: 31o. T'A.:" Mohides," Bridge of Weir. Director: A. R. Muirhead.

Bridges Garage Limited. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 39, Castle Street, Cirencester. Telephone: 14,5. Directors: P. D. FitzGerald. E. FitzGerald. Managers: J. F. Freeman (Sales). Capt. D. H. Heaven ( Works). Secretary: E. Holder.

W. Briggs and Co. Ltd. Tyre Distributors. 44, Brazennose Street, Manchester. Telephone: Blackfriars 7237. Directors: H. P. Griffiths. J. Goodwin. J. Wilson. A. Popplewell. General Managers: L. Dilnot. F. J. Ellis. G. V. Hollings. Other Executives: B. A. Ackrill. A. N. Coates. T. A. V. Dimishky. W. S. Goddard. J. Hanson. J. W. Harvic. F. W. Jackson. R. J. Johnston. W. Lewty. H. Milsom. L. E. Slade. P. Wood.

Briggs Motor Bodies Limited (a Subsidiary of Briggs Trust Ltd.). Manufacturers of Automobile Bodies and Steel Stampings. Chequers Lane, Dagenham, Essex. Telephone: Rainham 680. T/A.:"Brigmotor" Telex London. Directors: W. D. Robinson (Chairman). S. W. Cochrane (Deputy Chairman and Managing). W. 0. Briggs. Hon. D. C. Moore-Brabazon. John Torontow. F. B. Dixon. S. W. Kallend, A.C.A. (Secretary).

Bristol Aeroplane Company Limited, The. Automobile, Aircraft, Engine and Prefabricated Aluminium Building Manufacturers. Filton House, Filton, Bristol. Telephone: Bristol 48051. T'A.: "Aviation " Bristol. Director: George Stanley Midelton White (Joint Managing Director of the Company and Managing Director of the Car Division). Managers: George Henry Abell, O.B.E. (General and Chief Sales). Thomas Vivian Gott Selby (Home Sales). Lawrence William Smith ( Works). Eric Storey (Service). Chief Designer: Dudley Edwin Hobbs. Divisional Secretary: Hon. John R. C. Geddes.

Bristol Tractors Limited. Agricultural Tractor Manufacturers. Earby, Via Colne, Lancs. Telephone: Earby 3167/9. Bristrac," Earby. Directors: The Hon. Sir Archibald Cochrane, G.C.M.G., D.S.O. (Chairman). William Jowett l (Joint Managing). C. W. Jowett, A.M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.A.E. W. E. Butler, M.A. Lt. Col. A. H. Paterson, T.D., A.M.I.P.E. Chief Designer: E. Field. Managers: W. R. Gallemore (Sales and Service). A. Thornton ( Works). Secretary: A. Walbank.

British Belting and Asbestos Ltd. Brake and Clutch Lining Manufacturers. Scandinavia Mills, Cleckheaton, Yorks. Telephone: 800. 77/1.: " Belting, Cleckheaton." Directors: A. A. Pearson (Chairman). W. C. Fenton (Managing). F. Pearson (Controller). E. W. Sisman (General Sales Manager). R. Drake (General Works Manager). Secretary: J. M. Thompson. Managers: P. E. Lowther (Asbestos Sales). S. Murray (Industrial Sales). A. C. Fearn (Export Sales). P. H. A. Mount (Automotive Sales). Sales Engineer: S. J. Cotton.

British Gaskets Ltd. Gasket Manufacturers. 3-11, Eyre Street Hill, London, E.C.x. Telephone: Terminus 7595. Directors: Cecil Hulmc Masters (Chairman). Clifford James Newbury Etches (Secretary). General Manager: Jack Garrat.

British Light Steel Pressings Ltd. Manufacturing Division, Rootes Group. Warple Way, Acton, London, W.3. Telephone: Shepherds Bush 1230. T, A.: Presstel, Ealux. Directors: Sir William Rootes, K.B.E. (Chairman). Sir Reginald Rootes (Deputy Chairman). G. F. Shrigley (General Manager). R. W. Hammond, C.B.E. W. G. Rootes. B. G. Rootes. T. D. Rootes. B. B. Winter. Secretary: R. G. Leaf. Executives: A. M. Saunders (Sales Engineer). A. S. Timms (Commercial Manager).

British Motor Corporation, Limited. Small private Company registered in Feb. 1952 as first step in formation of large Holding Company amalgamating Morris Motors Ltd., and the Austin Motor Company, Ltd.

British Piston Ring Company Limited, The. Engine Component Manufacturers. Holbrook Lane, Coventry. Telephone: 89014 TIA.:"Brico," Coventry. Directors: A. H. Jarrard (Chairman). V. W. Oubridge (Managing). E. Carpenter (Sales). H. C. Blackford (Production). A. N. Harley (General Manager). Chief Research Engineer: T. R. Twigger. Secretary: A. T. Beacham.

British Technical Cork Products Ltd. Cork Manufacturers. 14, Liverpool Road, Slough, Bucks. Telephone: 22211. Directors: C. C. Griffith. E. Payen. H. Weston Howard. W. W. Halliday.

British Thomson-Houston Company, Limited. Manufacturers of Electrical equipment, etc. Rugby, Warwickshire. Telephone: Rugby 2121. T/A.: Asteroidal, Rugby. (A private Company, subsidiary of Associated Electrical Industries Ltd.) Also have works at Birmingham, Coventry, Chesterfield, Leicester, Willesden, Newcastle- under-Lyme, Colne, and Nelson. Directors: Sir Felix C. Pole (Chairman). Sir George E. Bailey, C.B.E. (Deputy Chairman). E. H. Ball (Managing). I. R. Cox, D.S.O. V. C. H. Creer. W. W. Vinsen. H. J. Davies. H. Jack. Sir H. W. H. Warren. H. L. Satchel], M.B.E. K. R. Hopkirk. W. S. Steel. Secretary: E. S. Little.

British Timken Ltd. Manufacturers of Tapered Roller Bearings, etc. Duston, Northampton. Telephone: 4921/8. TIA.:"Britimiten," Northampton. Also at 65, Cheston Road, Aston, Birmingham, 7. Telephone: East 1321. TIA.:"Britimken," Birmingham. Directors: F. J. Pascoe (Chairman and Managing). A. J. M. Duncan. S. F. Bennett. Secretary: W. Miller.

British Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd. Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers. Herga House, Vincent Square, Telephone: Victoria 3848. Directors: Sir Walrond Sinclair, K.B.E. (Chairman). P. W. Howard (Managing Director). Sir Hugh Dawson, Bart. C. C. G. Hayman. B. H. Binder. Sir Eric Midville, G.C.I.E., K.C.V.O., C.S.I., C.M.G. Secretary: A. G. Brown.

British Wagon Co. Ltd., The. Agricultural and Industrial Hire Purchase. 23, Moorgate, Rotherham, Yorks. Telephone: 5466/7/8. TIA.:"British" Rotherham. Directors: W. H. Copley, F.C.A. (Chairman). Sir W. Benton Jones, Bart. C. E. Copley, B.Sc., F.C.A. G. J. Williams. R. A. Dyson. C. F. Lawrence King, M.I.Mech.E. (General Manager). Secretary: E. Watson Rodgers, C.A. Southern Head Office, Rotherham House, 13, Grosvenor Crescent, London, S.W.I. Telephone: Sloane 2281-2286. Directors: The Duke of Richmond and Gordon. C. C. Harvey. G. H. Drury. Lt. Col. D. C. McLagan, D.S.O., M.B.E. Secretary: W. G. Davies.

C. A. Britten & Co. (Liverpool) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 37/43, Renshaw Street, Liverpool, I. Telephone: Royal 4877/8. Directors: Charles Arthur Britten, F.I.M.I. (Governing). Charles Frederick Lewis (Sales). Leonard Wilson Foulds, A.M.I.Mech.E. ( Works).

Broadway Equipment Limited. Manufacturers of Steel Factory Equipment. Parway House, 1504/6, Finchley Road, Hampstead, N.W.3. Telephone: 7476/80. Directors: Steward Cole, F.C.A. G. Panke, A.M.Inst.P.E. G. W. Blum, F.I.A.C. V. M. Phillips, F.I.D. J. H. Phillips. General Manager: R. Paul.

J. Brockhouse & Co. Ltd. Body Builders; Engine and Unit Component, Light and Heavy Trailer and Accessory Manufacturers. Victoria Works, West Bromwich, Staffs. Telephone: Wednesbury 0243. TIA.:"Brockhouse," West Bromwich. And Livingstone Street, Clydebank by Glasgow. Directors: J. L. Brockhouse, M.A. (Chairman and Managing). E. P. Ash, F.C.I.S. (Deputy Managing and Secretary). F. Brockhouse (Deputy Chairman). Major C. E. Dibben, O.B.E. J. R. Brockhouse. Managers: E. Crosse (West Bromwich). J. S. Kendrick (Clydebank). J. F. Bishop (Sales—Transport Division). R. Cooke (Advertising and Publicity). B. J. Tams (Southport). P. G. Cladish (Sales) (Southport).

Brockhurst Garage. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Uxbridge Road, Harrow Weald, Middx. Telephone: Grimsdyke 561. Proprietor: Robert Henry Hicks, M.I.M.I.

Brook Garage. Car Stockists. Railway Road, Coleraine, Co. Derry. Telephone: 205. Directors: W. G. Mayrs (General Manager) R. W. Scott.

B. & D. Brookes. Car Stockists. Morville Garage, East Parade, Rhyl. Telephone: tots. Directors: D. 0. Brookes ( Works Manager). A. T. Rutherford (General Manager).

Brooks Motor Company (Newark) Limited. Automobile and Agricultural Engineers. 23/25, Castle Gate and Farndon Road, Newark, Notts. Telephone: Office-1152/3. Works-669. Directors: Mrs. F. E. Ashton. E. H. Ashton, A.M.I.M.I. (General Manager). F. N. Ashton, D.F.C. Secretary'Accountant: D. J. Brenton.

Brooks & Son (Martock) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Bridge Garage, Martock, Somerset Telephone: 2147. Directors: G. W. Brooks. B. W. H. Collings, M.I.M.I.

David Brown & Sons (Huddersfield) Limited. Engine and Unit Component Manufacturers, Park Gear Works, Lockwood, Huddersfield. Telephone: 3500. TIA.:" Gearing," Huddersfield. Branches in Manchester, Peniston, Coventry and London. Directors: David Brown (Chairman and Managing). Sir Alexander Dunbar. R. Dean Roberts (Personnel). General Managers: A. Avison. G. L. Hancock. Production Executives: F. J. Everest. K. L. Oliver. Cdr. Weston Smith. H. H. Hargreaves. J. Whalley. A. Maugham. J. T. Riley. A. Smelt. Sales Executives: R. W. Purchas. V. Scadding. Advertising Executive: R. Gardiner. Secretary: A. D. Worton.

Harry K. Brown Motors Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Raith Motor Works, Nicol Street, Kirkcaldy. Telephone: 3466/7. Directors: Harry Kinninmonth Brown (Managing and General Manager). Managers: Chris. Deighton (Sales). James Brodie ( Works). Accountant: Wm. White. Secretary: Mrs. I. S. W. Brown.

Brown (Bath) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Julian Road, Bath. Telephone: 60237-2215. Director: A. A. D. Tait (Managing).

Brown Brothers Limited. Distributors of Transport Service Equipment, General Motor and Motor Tyre Factors. Great Eastern Street, London, E.C.z. and 20 Branches. Subsidiary Companies : Thomson & Brown Brothers, Limited. Brown Brothers (Ireland) Ltd. Brown Brothers (Aircraft) Ltd. Telephone: Bishopsgate 7654. Imbrowned," Ave, London. Directors: J. A. Thomson, LL.D., J.P. (Chairman and joint Managing). R. E. Manningham-Buller, Q.C., M.P. (Deputy Chairman). J. T. Mastcrton (Joint Managing). A. J. Dew. W. G. Pavitt. P. A. Allen. B. L. Bisgood. Managers: H. A. Davis .) G. Tiffen } (General). K. E. Comport J H. Lansdell (Advertising). F. Greenslade (Assistant Advertising). Sales Executives: E. S. Brown (Tyres). J. J. Stratton (Garage Equipment and Tools). E. G. Spearing (General). Secretary: T. C. Coppin, F.C.I.S. 35 Brown Brothers Limited (Continued). ACTON BRANCH. Telephone: Shepherds Bush 5511. The Vale, Acton, W.3. Manager: R. C. Turner. Assistant Manager: J. R. Alcock. BIRMINGHAM BRANCH. Telephone: 6752. Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham, 5. Pint Managers: R. H. Coxhill. H. S. Bond. Assistant Manager: D. Besley. BOURNEMOUTH BRANCH. Telephone 33456. 671, Christchurch Road, Boscombe. Manager: L. J. Curtis. BRISTOL BRANCH. Telephone: 25341 93/97, Victoria Street, Bristol, r. Manager: W. L. Rutter. Assistant Manager: G. Rathbone. CARDIFF BRANCH. Telephone: 3904. Frederick Street, Cardiff. Manager: W. Clifford Jones. Assistant Manager: W. E. Rich. CROYDON BRANCH. Telephone: 4411. Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon. Manager: F. Spencer. Assistant Manager: S. A. Morden. EASTBOURNE BRANCH. Telephone: 2222. Cornfield Road, Eastbourne. Manager: W. W. Paul. HULL BRANCH. Telephone: 35900. Francis Street, Hull. Manager: M. S. Inglis. LEEDS BRANCH. Telephone: 30481. 19123, Grace Street, Leeds, 1. Manager: J. D. Soulsby. Assistant Manager: J. S. Rogers. LIVERPOOL BRANCH. Telephone: Anfield 1471. 110,i114, Duke Street, Liverpool. Manager: A. Hesketh. Assistant Manager: E. S. Weller. MANCHESTER BRANCH. Telephone: Blackfriars 2472. 261/273, Deansgatc, Manchester, 3. Manager: T. F. Sutherland. Assistant Manager: H. Utting. NOTTINGHAM BRANCH. Telephone: 4507r. Huntingdon Street, Nottingham. Manager: A. S. Grcavcs. Assistant Manager: 0. J. Richards. OXFORD BRANCH. Telephone: 456r. I, New Road, Oxford. Manager: H. E. Sumpster. Assistant Manager: W. Thompson. PRESTON BRANCH. Telephone: 4693. Margaret Street, North Road, Preston. Manager: W. MacGregor. 36 Brown Brothers Limited (Continued). READING BRANCH. Telephone: 3031. 73, Caversham Road, Reading. Manager: C. G. Armstrong. Assistant Manager: F. C. Moorhouse. SOUTHAMPTON BRANCH. Telephone: 5055. Marsh Lanc, Southampton Manager: P. Allen. Assistant Manager: F. Matthias. STOKE BRANCH. Telephone: 2166. 10/16, Howard Place, Shelton, Stoke. Manager: A. S. Renwick. Assistant Manager: N. Williamson. WOLVERHAMPTON BRANCH. Telephone: 21686. Fryer Street, Wolverhampton. Manager: N. F. Seabright. Assistant Manager: S. J. Hillier.

Brown Brothers (Ireland) Ltd. BELFAST BRANCH. Telephone: 24476. Manager: S. W. Hillyard. 49, Adelaide Street, Belfast. DUBLIN BRANCH. Telephone: 76761. Local Director: T. V. Dixon. Lower Abbey Street, Dublin.

Thomson & Brown Brothers, Ltd. ABERDEEN BRANCH. Telephone: 26324. Manager: J. C. Tait. Assistant Manager: C. A. Taylor. 74, Huntly Street, Aberdeen. CARLISLE BRANCH. Telephone: 164o. Manager: J. W. Davison. South Henry Street, Carlisle. DUNDEE BRANCH. Telephone 3151. Manager: J. S. Baird. Assistant Manager: D. D. Scott. 8o, North Lindsey Street, Dundee. EDINBURGH BRANCH. Telephone: Central 5533. Manager: A. W. MacDonald. Assistant Manager: A. Henderson. 126, George Street, Edinburgh, 2. GLASGOW BRANCH. Telephone: City 4981. Manager: S. W. Calder. 51/55, Waterloo Street, Glasgow, C.2. INVERNESS; BRANCH. Telephone: 808. Manager: W. A. Robertson. 62, Eastgate, Inverness. NEWCASTLE BRANCH. Telephone: 20631. Manager: G. W. Urwin. Assistant Manager: B. A. Ricketts. Carliol Square, Newcastle-on-Tync,i. 37 Brown's Garage. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists 3,17, Adelaide Street, Fleetwood, Lancs. Telephone: 329. Private Extension. Principal: C. E. Brown, M.I.M.I. Works Manager: G. L. Brown.

Browns Engineering Works (Loughton) Ltd. Engine Reconditioners. Loughton, Essex. Telephone: 3838. Directors: Frank William Brown, M.I.M.I. (Proprietor). I. M. Brown (Secretary). W. E. Gushway (General Manager).

Brownsword & Co. (1948) Ltd. Drysalters, Varnish Manufacturers, etc. 172, Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham, 5. Telephone: Midland 0029. Executive Directors: H. J. Johnson. E. E. Johnson. General Manager: A. H. J. Abercrombie.

John Bryant & Sons Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 99, High Street, Bromsgrove, Worcs., and 7, Stephenson Street, Birmingham. Telephone: Bromsgrove 2212/3 - Birmingham, Midland 4563/4. Directors: J. N. Bryant. E. H. Bryant. A. G. Bryant. J. H. Bryant (General Manager). D. G. 0. Bryant. H. B. Bryant.

Harry Bryden and Son. Car Stockists. 99-tot, Wellington Road, Leeds, 12. Telephone: 38310/38625. Owner: A. Bryden.

J. F. Buckingham Ltd. Engineers. Kenilworth, Warwicks. Telephone: 875. Directors: Dennis Guy Palmer. E. Collier. H. B. Palmer (Chairman). J. F. Buckingham, O.B.E. T. B. Roberts (Manager).

Buckrose Motors Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Flamborough Road, Bridlington. Telephone: 2226/7. Directors: Charles Eric Dooks, M.I.M.I. (Governing and General Manager). Agnes Dooks. Managers: D. Brown (Sales). G. N. Biddle (Parts Dept.) G. Hemingway (Service). S. R. Abbley (Office).

John Bull Rubber Co. Ltd. Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers. Evington Valley Mills, Evington Valley Road, Leicester. Telephone: 36531 (5 lines). " Swiftness " Leicester. Directors: J. C. Burton (Chairman and Export). H. H. Burton (Managing). G. Barrett (Secretary). T. Laker (Sales). S. Perrin. Sales Secretary: D. A. Haddon. Production Executives: W. Clark. W. Rose. L. Price (Advertising). Managers: L. Jackson (Service). A. L. Oran (Export). W. A. Marr (Scotland). Regional Managers: H. E. Bitten (South Eastern Counties). L. E. Bott (Northern Counties). C. R. Mitchell (South Western Counties). W. Atkinson (East Midlands and Eastern Counties). F. C. Doughty (West Midlands and Wales).

Alfred Bullows and Sons Ltd. Manufacturers of Air Compressors, Garage Equipment, etc. Telephone: 5405/5. Long Street, Walsall, Staffs. Branches at London, Manchester, Glasgow. Directors: Leonard Arthur Catlin (Chairman). Guy Baron Boyce (Managing). John Medina, A.M.I.Mcch.E. ( Works). Cecil Henry Cottrell. Managers: Norman H. Weddle (Sales). Maurice J. Blowers (Service). Roy R. Rochat (London Area). Secretary: William J. Gibbs.

A. C. Bulpin & Son, Ltd. Car and Light Vehicle Stockists. Telephone: 575 (z lines). 64/68, Walborough Street, Newton Abbot, Devon. Directors: A. C. Bulpin. A. C. Bulpin, Jnr. (Managing). Bunting's Motor Exchange. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Telephone: 6225:6. Bonnersfield Lane, Harrow. Proprietor: William Richard Bunting. General Manager: Cecil Henry Silk.

Burdon & Miles Limited. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Westpole Avenue, Cockfosters, Barnet, Herts. Telephone: 3655. Directors: H. P. Burdon. G. P. Miles. Burgess Products Company Limited. Electrical and Acoustical Engineers and Manufacturers. Brookfield Road, Hinckley, Leics. Telephone: 700. Directors: E. J. L. Cotton (Managing). P. E. Cotton. K. W. Lofthouse. W. Riddell, M.Sc. Secretary: R. J. Beal, J.P., A.M.I.I.A., M.O.M.A. 39 W.

H. M. Burgess, Ltd. Carburetter Distributors. Brunel Road, Old Oak Common Lane, East Acton, London, W.3. Telephone: Shepherds Bush 5361. Directors: Major T. M. Burgess (Governing). D. G. Alkan (Secretary and General Manager). D. W. Burgess. G. J. Burgess. A. E. Burgess. Managers: W. D. Bull (Sales). James Griffin (Service).

Burlingham Caravans. Trailer Vehicle and Body Builders and Repairers. Garstang-By-Pass, Garstang, Lancs. Telephone: 145. Directors: S. Parkinson (General Manager). F. Parkinson.

Burman & Sons Limited. Engine and Unit Component Manufacturers. \X'ychall Lane, Birmingham, 3o. Telephone: Kings Norton 3205. Directors: Thomas Burman (Chairman). Stephen France Burman, M.B.E. (Managing). Henry Burman (Secretary). J. C. Burman. W. L. Barrows. H. K. Saxby. Chief Designer: W. H. Briggs. Managers: J. W. Day ( Works). L. C. Stirman (Sales). R. Law (Purchase).

Burrow's Garage. Car Stockists. Fisher Street, Carlisle. Telephone: 5764. Proprietor: John Burrow.

Burscough Bridge Garage. Car Stockists. Liverpool Road, Burscough Bridge, Nr. Ormskirk. Telephone: Burscough 2235. Proprietor: A. E. Newall.

Eric C. Burton and Sons. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Station Garage, \X'ellowgate, Grimsby. Telephone: 3525. Partners: Eric C. Burton. John B. Burton. Eric M. Burton.

Burton Automobile Co. Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Watson Street, Burton-on-Trent. Telephone: 2833. Directors: Sir George Kenning, J.P. (Chairman and Managing). J. Kenning, Jnr., D.F.C., M.A. Miss L. Wilson (Secretary). • Manager•: H. Bray.

Busby's Garage. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockist. Fairford, and Lechlade, Gloucester. Telephone: Fairford 222, Lechlade 256. Proprietor: H. Busby, J.P.

Bussey & Sabberton Bros. Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Norwich Tyresoles Works, 39, Palace Street, Norwich. Telephone: 24144. Directors: C. R. Bussey }(Joint Managing). Alec Bussey Tyre and Tyresoles Manager: D. A. Mackenzie.

Butterworth & Ward Ltd. Car, Light Commercial Vehicle and Tractor Stockists. Stamford Road, Kettering, and Northampton Road, Broughton, Nr. Kettering. Telephone: Kettering 2486 and Broughton 224. Joint Directors: John Alfred Butterworth. Thomas Edward Ward, M.I.M.I.

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