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of 29 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW, agents for car makers and accessories.
of 47-55 The Vale, Acton, London (1937)
of Wolverhampton (1961), Flight control and engine control actuator makers.
1903 Agent for Wasse cars, also motorcycles and spark plugs
1906 Agent for Decauville cars
1907 Hobson 30 h.p. heavy lorry fitted with Jenatzy patent suspension.
1908 Produced a range of cars - see Red Book
1909 Pognon sparking plugs.
1915 Hobson Manufacturing Co set up at the same address.
1919 Claudel-Hobson carburettors.
1922 Managing Directors: Hamilton Hobson and Edward de Poorter. Directors: George Cheesman and Major T. P. Searight.
1927 Business moved to Acton Vale
1937 Took on the carburettor shadow factory at Oldham
1937 Manufacturers of carburettor and engine controls. "Claudel-Hobson" Carburettors. "Hobson" Automatic Engine Controls and Induction Pressure Boost Controls. "Hobson-Penn" Automatic Mixture Controls. 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1946 Name changed to H. M. Hobson Ltd
1947 Concentrated headquarters at Wolverhampton
1954 Demand for products for piston engines was expected to be affected by the increasing number of jet engines
1957 Rapid development in the part of the business concerned with control of nuclear reactors and isotope-handling systems
1958 Licensed remote handling equipment, and a pressure ratio control device for gas turbines from USA
1961 Manufacturers of injection carburettors, fuel systems, powered flying controls, equipment for guided missiles, electro-mechanical control systems for atomic reactors, and liquid measuring gauges. 2,500 employees. 
1964 Was supplying components to a wide range of British-made civil and military planes, and providing after-sales service; had introduced the Mona-Hobson Tangential Grinder, developed jointly with the Secondo-Mona company of Italy.
1967 Resumed growth in profits after setback in previous year arising from cancellation of TSR.2 and AW-681.