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Reliance Manufacturing Co (of Manchester)

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The Reliance Manufacturing Company, of 19 Milton Street, Lower Broughton, Manchester, maker of radiators for many types of vehicle.

1907 Introduced a radiator of light weight and large cooling area, the cooling surface of which is made of corrugated flat tubes. The tubes are made without solder or other filling medium in the vertical joints.

1937 Colin Mather, governing director of the company, legally changed his name to Colin Watwills[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 19 March 1937