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Note: This is a sub-section of 1953 Who's Who in the Motor Industry
Factors (Oxford) Ltd. Motor Factors. 4, Gloucester Street, Oxford. Telephone: 3259. • Directors: G. H. Smart. C. W. Suffolk. General Manager: C. R. Lee. Secretary: D. Bignell, A.C.W.A.
Farm Garage Limited. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 28, Church Street, Epsom. Telephone: 1456/7. Directors: P. W. S. Bulman. } (Governing). P. G. Child. H. Kensington-Moir. H. N. Searle ( Works). H. G. Hampton (Secretary).
Farnborough Engineering Co. Ltd. Precision Engineers. Valves for I.C. Engines. Starts Hill Avenue, Farnborough, Kent. Telephone: 789. Directors: S. C. Joseph (Chairman). S. W. Lewis (Managing). H. J. Lea, F.C.I.S. D. A. W. Lewis. Managers: L. B. Goodall (General). J. W. E. Brown ( Works). Chief Engineer: H. J. Budgen. E. C. Fenning & Son. Car Stockists. Grosvenor Garage, Stockbridge, Hants. Telephone: II. Proprietor: E. E. Fenning.
Harry Ferguson (Motors) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 14/16, Donegall Square East, Belfast. Telephone: 25444. Directors: Harry Ferguson. Major C. A. M. Alexander, M.C., D.L. J. M. Thompson. H. C. Reid (General Manager). Secretary: Gordon R. Cree.
Ferodo Limited. Manufacturers of Brake and Clutch Linings, Fan Belts, Stairtreads, Technical Plastics and other friction materials. Chapel-en-le-Frith, Nr. Stockport. Telephone: 25o. Directors: R. G. Soothill (Chairman). W. Smith (Managing). F. L. Harrap (Sales). Dr. R. C. Parker (Technical). G. S. Sutcliffe ( Works). Sales Manager: E. R. Pochin. Publicity Manager: H. E. G. Harvey. Secretary: K. L. Whiteley.
Ferranti Ltd. Electrical and General Engineers. Hollinwood, Lancs. Telephone: Failsworth 2000. T/A.: Ferranti, Hollinwood. Directors: Sir Vincent Z. de Ferranti, M.C., M.I.E.E. (Chairman and Managing). Arthur Whittaker, F.C.A. R. W. Cooper, O.B.E., M.C. J. W. Davies, M.I.P.E. W. A. G. Bass, B.Sc., M.I.E.E. W. C. Pycroft, C.A. A. B. Cooper, B.Sc., M.I.E.E. Secretary: James Clarke, A.C.I.S.
Fiat (England) Limited. Motor Vehicle Concessionaires. Water Road, Wembley, Middx. Telephone: Perivale 5651. Directors: J. Amery-Parkes (Chairman). H. C. Ellis. F. Prosio (General Manager). F. S. Fryer (Secretary).
Edwin Field and Sons Ltd. Mohair and Pile Floor Rugs for cars, etc. Skelmanthorpe, Yorkshire. Telephone: 3105. Managing Director: Thomas E. Field.
Fina Petroleum Products Limited. Distributors of Petroleum Products. Blenstock House, 7, Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.I. Telephone: Mayfair o441. TIA.:" Fifiapetro " Wesdo, London. Also 29 Branches. Directors: Francis Banks Warner (Managing). Charles Alexander Crighton. Cecil Morriss Merrick. Frank Noble. Horace Fleming Smith. Georges H. E. Godeau. Jules L. E. F. Moreau-de-Melen. Belgian. Laurent Boris Wolters. Managers: Cyril Claude Barbour (General). Ernest Herbert Roberts (General Sales). Secretary: Cyril Ernest Steed.
Firestone Tyre & Rubber Company Ltd. Tyre Manufacturers. Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex. Telephone: Ealing 3456. " Firestone " Brentford, Hounslow. Directors: William E. Duck (Chairman and Managing). The Right Hon. Lord Burghley, K.C.M.G., LL.D. Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (U.S.A.). J. Mattinson. The Right Hon. Lord Perry, K.B.E., LL.D. R. P. Slade. Frederick A. Upperton. Purchasing Agent: C. H. M. Baker. Chief Engineer: G. A. Williamson. Trade Sales. Manager W. Young. Secretary: A. W. Edlin.
Firth (Thos.) & John Brown, Limited. Steel manufacturers, etc. Atlas Works, Sheffield, 1. Telephone: Sheffield 20081. TIA.: Firth Telex Sheffield. Directors: Lord Aberconway, C.B.E., LL.D. (Chairman). Eric Mensforth, C.B.E. (Deputy Managing). Sir Allan J. Grant. J. W. Fawcett. M. M Firth, O.B.E. S. W. Rawson. Hon. Charles M. McLaren. Dr. Charles Sykes, F.R.S. (Managing). (There are also ten local Directors.). Secretary: C. Stokes.
Fisher & Ludlow Limited. Steel Pressings and Sheet Metal Assemblies. Albion Works, Kingsbury Road, Erdington, Birmingham, 24. Telephone: Erdington 2141. TIA.:" Fisholow " Birmingham. Directors: Arthur Keats, O.B.E. (Chairman and Managing). Neville B. Ludlow. R. C. Cox, A.F.R.Ae.S. Frank Dunn. Special Technical Director: Neil McL. McCaig, M.B.E. General Manager: H. W. Harper. Executives: B. Cook (Production). M. E. Guermont (Sales). J. H. White (Advertising). Secretary: R. J. Peace.
John Fishwick Ltd. Motor Body Builders. 86, Temperance Street, Manchester, 12. Telephone: Ardwick 3539. Directors: John Woods Fishwick (Governing Director and General Manager). Hilda Fishwick (Secretary).
Fitt Auto Services Limited. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Faversham Garage, West Street, Faversham, Kent. Telephone: 225516. And at George Fitt Motors, Ltd., Tankerton Garage, Tankerton, Kent. Directors: F. V. Fitt (Managing). W. M. Panther. Secretary: Mrs. W. M. Panther.
Gerald Fleming Limited. Automobile Engineers, Distributors and Coachbuilders. Trunk Road Garage, Redcar, Yorks. Telephone: 1401/4. Directors: Gerald W. Fleming (Managing). J. P. Fleming. James Fleming (Secretary). John R. Cook.
Fletchers (Swansea) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Nelson Street, Swansea, Glam. Telephone: 4 t o8. Director: H. E. Fletcher. 77 Flewitts Ltd. Car Stockists. 120-122, Alma Street, Birmingham, 6. Telephone: Aston Cross 3206;8. Directors: J. A. Flewitt (Managing). G. B. Flewitt.
Fodens Ltd. Diesel Commercial and Passenger Vehicle Manufacturers. Elworth Works, Sandbach, Cheshire. Telephone: 44. T, A.: Fodenway Sandbach. Directors: James Wild (Chairman). William Foden (Deputy Chairman and Managing). J. E. Foden. R. G. Foden. Albert Stubbs, B.Sc., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.E.E. Edwin Twemlow, M.I.Mech.E. Secretary: S. E. Charlesworth.
Ford Motor Company Limited. Automobile Manufacturers. 88, Regent Street, London, W.i. Telephone: Regent 7272. Also Works at Dagenham, Essex. Directors: Sir Rowland Smith, M.I.Mech.E. (Chairman). Sir Patrick Hennessy, (Deputy Chairman and Managing Director). Sir Stanford Cooper, F.C.A. (Vice-Chairman). Henry Ford II. The Rt. Hon. Lord Perry of Stock Harvard, K.B.E., LL.D. The Rt. Hon. Lord Airedale, D.S.O., M.C. Basil Sanderson, M.C. Marshal of the Royal Air Force, The Rt. Hon. Viscount Portal of Hungerford, K.G., G.C.B., O.M., D.S.O., M.C. E. C. Woddall, O.B.E. E. R. Breech. A. J. Wieland. Director of Manufacturing: C. Thacker. Director of Finance and Administration: J. M. A. Smith, A.C.A. Advertising Manager: D. P. S. Graham. Sales Promotion Manager: C. N. Holmes. A. Haselden (Adviser). Secretary: J. L. Claridge, C.A.
Ford & Slater Limited. Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists and Heavy Vehicle Authorised Distributors. Gwendolin Road, Leicester. Telephone: 36117/8/9. Directors: J. E. Ford, M.I.M.I. T. G. Slater, F.I.M.I. K. W. Ford, M.I.M.I.
Ford & Slater (Lines.) Ltd. Automobile and Agricultural Engineers. Hillcrest, Caistor, Lincs. Telephone: 361, 2. Directors: J. E. Ford, M.I.M.I. K. W. Ford, M.I.M.I. T. E. Slater, M.I.M.I. G. V. B. Cooke. 78 Fordsmith Limited. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 14, Caerlcon Road, Newport, Mon. Telephone: 4911. Directors: J. H. Fordsmith (Managing). P. M. Marshall. W. Fouweather.
Forward Trust Limited. Industrial Bankers. Reg. Office : Lancaster House, 67, Newhall Street, Birmingham, 3. Telephone: Central 6813 (5 lines). TIA.:"Financus," Birmingham. Also at 2, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham. Telephone: 46536 and Eagle House, Friar Lane, Leicester. Telephone: 2o55I. Directors: Frederick A. Powell, F.C.A. (Chairman). Cyril Leonard Simister. Reginald William Millington. Noel G. Briggs. Ralph Kenneth Jevon, A.C.A. (Secretary).
E. Foulds (Motor Engineers) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 25-29, Cavendish Street, Keighley. Telephone: 4253/4. Directors: Edward Foulds (General Manager). Ronald Gott (Sales Manager). Secretary: Mrs. M. Whalley.
Fox & Nicholl Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Tolworth Motor Service Station, Kingston-by-Pass Road, Nr. Surbiton. Telephone: Derwent t 122: Directors: Arthur Wingrave Fox (Managing). Robert Iltyd Nicholl. John C. Gardner. Managers: William Victor Arnold (General). B. M. Manuelle (Sales). S. W. Dear ( Works). Sales and Works Executive: R. W. Mount.
Foxton's Garage Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Piccadilly, York. Telephone: 54813/53608. Directors: A. S. Rymer, J.P. (Chairman). H. Foxton (Secretary). I. A. Welch, M.I.M.I. (Manager). R. T. Yates, A.M.I.W., M.I.M.E.
Robin W. Frank. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockist. Horseshoe Garage, Pickering, Yorks. Telephone: 78. Proprietor: Robin W. Frank.
John Fraser & Boni. Car Stockist. West End Garage, Forfar, Angus. Telephone: 93. Partners: J. P. Fraser. C. S. Fraser. 79 Freeman Oakes & Co. Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield. Telephone: 24241. Directors: Sir George Kenning, J.P. (Chairman and Managing). F. Kenning, T. D., M.A. G. Kenning, Jnr., D.F.C., M.A. D. B. Kenning, M.A. (Secretary). H. Smith. Manager: H. 0. Freeman.
Alexander Frew & Son Ltd. Car Stockists. Whitcgates Garage, Wishaw, Lanarks. Telephone: Hone 72. Directors: Alexander Frew, J.P. (General Manager). James H. Frew, M.M. Alex. Ingram Frew. Charles R. Frew.
Friary Motors Ltd. Car Stockists. 73-77, Straight Road, Old Windsor, Berks. Directors: R. G. Sutherland. B. G. Jones. H. W. Sutherland. General Manager: J. Bestente. Accountant: D. W. Rolf.
Friskney & Dales. Car Stockists. West Street, Alford, Lincs. Telephone: 2552. Proprietor: W. E. Dales.
Frost Brothers. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 117, North Street, Hornchurch. Telephone: 4033/4. Partners: Charles John Frost. Charles William Frost.
Harvey Frost & Co. Ltd. Transport Service Equipment Manufacturers. 553, Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford. Telephone: 700. Directors: J. L. Brockhouse, M.A. (Chairman and Managing). F. Brockhouse. E. P. Ash (Secretary and Deputy Managing). J. R. Brockhouse. Major C. R. Dibben, O.B.E. Managers: Reginald Frederick Walters (General). H. J. Walters (Sales). Buyer: R. Swan. Designer: L. C. Newman.
Furlongs Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Stockists. x6o, Powis Street, Woolwich, London, S.E.x8. Telephone: Woolwich 3434. Directors: E. J. Furlong (Chairman). 0. H. Furlong. F. Amos. B. O'Brien.
Furrows Limited. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Coton Hill, Shrewsbury. Telephone: 3631. Also at Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury. Directors: John Whalley (Managing). F. C. G. Fry (General Manager). Managers: K. J. P. Granger (Sales). C. G. Bennington (Parts). A. A. Todd ( Works). Accountant: E. Evans, A.C.A.