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Cross Manufacturing Co

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HRD Vincent fitted with the Cross rotary valve engine. Reg No: GL 1722.
Cross rotary valve.
Cylinder head and rotary valve.
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of Combe Down, Bath, Somerset, and Devizes, Wiltshire.

1923 Formed by Roland Claude Cross

1933 Private company.

1937 Details of the valve with drawings.[1]

1938 Cross Alloy Cylinders Ltd was liquidated voluntarily and incorporated, together with Cross Manufacturing Co, into a new company Cross Manufacturing Co (1938) Ltd [2]

1938 Company made public.

1961 Experimental and development engineers and manufacturers of aircraft and other components. 110 employees. [3]

1961 Developed an engine for the Cotton Cougar 250cc scrambler motorcycle.

2017 The firm is a prominent supplier of high technology seals for turbines and other machinery, rolled sections in a variety of steel and other alloys, locking rings, etc., with factories in Bath and Devizes. See Cross Manufacturing Co. website - Heritage and Cross Manufacturing Co. website - Home page.

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