Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Husband and Co

From Graces Guide
1955. B. Thornton made the bogies for Husband and Co for the telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory.

Civil engineering consultancy

Successor to Husband and Clark, led by H. C. Husband

1946 Designed the first high-altitude testing plant for the continuous running of complete jet engines.

From 1947 the firm received extensive commissions from the National Coal Board.

Responsible for the construction of new buildings for various industrial organizations, and for the research establishments of the British Iron and Steel Research Association and the Production Engineering Research Association.

From 1949 Husband was involved with Bernard Lovell in his radio telescope projects.

c.1970 Husband won the competition for reconstruction of Stephenson's Britannia rail bridge across the Menai Strait. The new bridge was opened ten years later, with an added road deck above the rail deck, but it was not universally liked. Husband countered he had been faithful to Stephenson's original plan. His son Richard was also involved in the project and presented an accompanying part on its construction.

1983 Husband died; his elder son, Richard William Husband, succeeded him as head of the firm.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  • Biography of Sir Henry Charles Husband, ODNB