Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Comper Aircraft Co

From Graces Guide
November 1932.
November 1932. Comper Swift G-ABUU "Pobjoy" (Flight photograph 1932/11/17).

The Comper Aircraft Company was founded in 1929 at Hooton Park Aerodrome, Wirral, Cheshire.

1929 Produced the CLA7 Swift, a single-seat sporting aircraft powered by a 120 hp Gypsy III or the 130 hp Gypsy Major.

1933 Constructors of light aeroplanes. Head Office: Hooton Park, Wirral, Cheshire. Works: Hooton Park Aerodrome. (After April 1st, the Works and Office address will be Heston Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex.)[1]

1933 Production moved to Heston Aerodrome where a further 41 aircraft were built.

They also built the three-seater Mouse racer and the two-seater Kite tourer.

1934 The company's assets were transferred to the Heston Aircraft Co.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. 1933 Who's Who in British Aviation
  • British Aircraft Manufacturers since 1908 by Gunter Endres. Pub 1995 ISBN 0-7110-2409-x