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Motor Radiator Manufacturing Co

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1910. .

of Coventry

of Warwick Road, Greet, Birmingham

1907 Company formed in Bermondsey by Peter Oscar Serck

1909 Company moved to Coventry

1910 (1920?) Sydney Nelson Purchase was appointed works manager. Also working here were John Millward, Arthur J. G. Golder, Edwin James Bowman and Ernst Tiator. [1]

1914 Acquired the rights to the Zimmerman Radiator (a round tube honeycomb design), which was the basis for the later success of the company[2]

1914 Company moved to Birmingham

1914 Manufacturers of radiators for motor cars. [3]

1918 Became a government National Aeroplane Radiator Factory

1919 Became Serck Radiators; more than 30 car and aeroplane makers were listed as customers in the prospectus.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. * Coventry’s Motorcar Heritage by Damien Kimberley. 2012. ISBN 978 0 7524 5448 1
  2. The Times, Jul 28, 1919
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  • Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0