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Burnley Aircraft Products

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Sept 1940.
February 1943.
October 1955.
January 1957.
May 1957.
December 1957.
June 1959.
December 1961

Burnley Aircraft Products Ltd. of Fulledge Works, Burnley. Associated with Renfrew Aircraft and Engineering Co, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.

1947 was part of Aluminium Castings Co, making domestic electrical appliances. Sales were handled by Universal Boilers and Engineering Co

1951 Re-entered the aircraft industry as part of the jet engine programme[1]

1954 Aircraft business was now larger than domestic appliances.

1959 Established close technical relationship with Soudure Electrique Languepin of France, specialist in welding machinery and design of multi-head machines for welding automotive bodies[2]

Presumably this link-up led to formation of Solar Weld Languepin

1964 Name changed to Burnley Engineering Products[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 08, 1951
  2. The Times, Oct 27, 1959
  3. The Times Nov 30, 1964