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.

National Aircraft Factory No 1

From Graces Guide
  • National Aircraft Factory 1, at Waddon, Surrey

Construction started: September 1917 until 13 July 1918. Contractor: Holland and Hannen and Cubitts Ltd. Opened: January 1918 (office staff) March 1918 (production). Area: 198 acres. Management: Holland and Hannen and Cubitts Ltd. Products: 3,000-off C.C. type interrupter gears and 241-off DH.9 aircraft.

The factory was laid out to produce a weekly output of forty DH 9 aircraft plus spare parts, and 600 CC interrupter gears. The first complete aircraft was delivered during the first week of April and the total production by 31 March 1919, was 241 aircraft and 3,000 CC gears.

c.1929 Desoutter Aircraft Co set up production in a facility previously used by the Aircraft Disposal Co at Croydon

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Sources of Information

  • National Factory Scheme [1]