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Salisbury Transmission

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1952. From The Autocar of 10th October
May 1962.
July 1962.
Sept 1963.

Salisbury Transmission of Witton, Birmingham, and Bridgwater.

of Ward End, Birmingham

1938 Private company, subsidiary of Birfield Industries

1939 Name changed.

c. 1939 Salisbury Transmission was formed as a subsidiary of Hardy Spicer and Co to make hypoid rear axles for motor cars but production was delayed by start of WWII; the Salisbury Axle was made by Spicer Corporation in USA which would be valuable experience when production started which was expected after WWII[1].

WWII: carried out government contracts up to 1943[2].

1952 Name changed.

1961 Engineers, manufacturing motor vehicle rear axles. 580 employees. [3]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Transmissions.[4]

1973 Part of GKN Transmission Division

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 24 January 1945
  2. The Times, 24 January 1945
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. 1963 Motor Show