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Blackburn Group

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of Hull.

1910 Company founded - Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co

1936 Became public company.

1949 Name changed.

1959 Name changed. Blackburn and General Aircraft was renamed Blackburn Group - 3 new operating subsidiaries were created[1]:

together with existing subsidiaries[2]:

as well as an associated company: Megator Pumps and Compressors

1960 Absorbed into Hawker Siddeley as part of the rationalisation of British aircraft manufacturers, into 2 large airframe manufacturing groups[3]

1961 Engaged in the manufacture of "N.A.39" strike aircraft for the Royal Navy; aircraft components and engines, including the "Palouste" "Turmo" "Cirrus" and "Bombadier" engines: houses, lawn mowers, agricultural equipment, industrial pumps, road rollers and electronic equipment.

1963 The Blackburn name was dropped completely.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times Apr 01, 1959
  2. The Times, Aug 06, 1959
  3. The Times , February 6, 1960