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Cheswick and Wright

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October 1973.

of Blackpool, Lancashire

1938 Company founded.

1941 Private company.

1947 Company made public.

1953 A. S. Hawtin was managing director; explored potential for setting up silencer making operation in Canada[1]

1961 Engineers, manufacturing exhaust systems for cars and commercial vehicles. 300 employees. [2]

1969 Acquired disused aircraft factory at Squires Gate, Blackpool, to make silencers for cars, adding to the existing 5 factories[3]

1970 Hawtin Industries sold its interests in Cheswick and Wright to Tube Investments[4]

1973 Part of Tube Investments

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 27, 1953
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Times, May 14, 1969
  4. The Times, Jan 29, 1970