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David Brown Industries

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October 1959. Gearboxes.

of Huddersfield.

1955 Private company formed as a subsidiary of David Brown Corporation in order to rationalise the operations of all of the Group's manufacturing operations in the UK[1]

1961 Engineers and metal founders, manufacturers and dealers in gears, agricultural machines and implements, tractors, motor cars. 7,000 employees.[2]. Works at Huddersfield, London, Coventry, Manchester and Salford. Engineers and metal founders, manufacturers and dealers in gears, agricultural machines and implements, tractors and motor cars.[3]

1965 Acquired the holding in David Brown-Foote Gears of Ontario that belonged to Hewitt-Robins Inc of Chicago, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary[4]

1970 Developed a paint that could prevent surface cracks in castings by application to the moulds[5]


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