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Ferodo Ltd, makers of frictional materials for brake pad, clutches, etc., of Chapel-en-le-Frith.

1920 A public company, Ferodo Ltd, was formed to acquire Herbert Frood Co; in addition to the existing products, it was intended to bring Ferodo Stair Treads into production as soon as possible, these having been delayed by the war[1].

1926 Turner and Newall purchased some ordinary shares in Ferodo Ltd[2].

1927 They opened premises at 39, Charles-street, Cardiff.[3]

1927 Advert for friction linings form Ferodo. [4]

1927 Turner and Newall acquired the remainder of the ordinary shares in Ferodo Ltd; also acquired more shares in the American company Ferodo and Asbestos Incorporated of New Brunswick[5].

1937 Brake and clutch-lining manufacturers. "Ferodo" Brake Linings. [6]

1940 Friction linings. [7]

1944 Advert for brake and clutch linings. [8]

1945 Advert for friction linings. [9]

1960 New Ferodo factory opened in Caernarvon, N.Wales.

1961 Manufacturers of brake and clutch linings, sintered metal and ceroametallic friction materials. 3,000 employees. [10]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Ferodo asbestos linings. [11]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 21 January 1920
  2. The Times, 20 December 1926
  3. The Engineer 1927/04/01
  4. Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p10
  5. The Times, 19 December 1927
  6. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  7. Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p10
  8. The Modern Diesel edited by Geoffrey Smith. Published by Iliffe and Sons 1944
  9. Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p10
  10. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  11. 1963 Motor Show