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Coventry Radiator and Presswork Co

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Sept 1940.
November 1944.
October 1951.
Oct 1956.
Oct 1960.
April 1962.
Oct 1962.
1963. General view of the automatic plating plant for copper, nickel and chrome.
Oct 1966.
November 1968.
Radiator badge. LY 7207.
LY 7207. This radiator is 20in tall, 19in wide and two and a half inches thick. It is a 5 core with a 4.5in thick top tank.

of Canley, Coventry, and Leamington Spa.

c.1893 Business founded by F. T. Jackson[1]

1915 Converted into a private company Coventry Radiator Co Ltd

1926 Name changed to Coventry Radiator and Presswork Co Ltd

1949 Holding company incorporated

1952 Public company incorporated as Coventry Radiator and Presswork Holdings Co Ltd

1955 Acquired by Associated Engineering Group[2].

1960 Manufacturer of Dravo oil-fired space heater[3]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Radiators[4]

1972 The Covrad subsidiary of Associated Engineering developed the first low-cost aluminium radiator for cars[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 19, 1953
  2. The Times 27 January 1956
  3. The Times, Sep 22, 1960
  4. 1963 Motor Show
  5. The Times, Nov 23, 1972