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Burtonwood Engineering Co

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August 1948.
October 1951.
September 1954.
Oct 1956.
Oct 1960.

of Burtonwood, Warrington.

1924 Richard Dutton-Forshaw, younger son of Richard Forshaw of Burtonwood Brewery Co founded the Burtonwood Engineering Co[1]

1927 Private company.

1935 Name changed - presumably Burtonwood Motor and Aircraft Engineering Co

1937 Aircraft component manufacturers. "B.M.E." Cylinder Liners and Gudgeon Pins. [2]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1948 Name changed.

1949 Advert. 'One of the largest engine reconditioning factories in Europe' [3]

1959 Dutton-Forshaw sold the company.[4]

1961 Group comprises: Oilfield Equipment Division, manufacturing deep oil well pumps, gas lift valves, slush pump liners, piston rods; plastic Machinery Division: Manufacturing extruders and take-off equipment, dicing machines, granulating machines, high pressure fittings; Oil seal Division, manufacturing synthetic rubber oil seal for industrial and automotive application, rubber moulding; Garage Equipment Division, manufacturing air compressors and boring bars, reconditioning of internal combustion engines. 1,000 employees. [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 09, 1968
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. The Autocar of 19th August 1949 Advert p26
  4. The Times, Dec 09, 1968
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE