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British Industrial History

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Advertising plaque.
Photographed in Uruguay in 2010.
Exhibit at the Dover Transport Museum.

of Solex Works, 223-231 Marylebone Road, London NW1 was a French manufacturer of carburettors and the powered bicycle Velo-Solex.

1901 Company founded by Maurice Goudard

1906 Public company.

1961 Aluminium founders and holloware manufacturers. Handling "Solar" pure cast aluminium holloware, gravity and pressure die castings, lime, fertilizer, manure and grit spreaders and silage cutters; tractord and track vehicles and logging equipment; patented caterpillar tracks; jet engine combustion equipment and aircraft components; aircraft, motor car and industrial sealing devices and components; aero engine and general engineering; pressed aluminium and stainless steel holloware; ventilator and air diffusing equipment; venetian blinds; non-ferrous founders, chill cast rods and tubes in phosphor bronze and gun metal; electro plating; anodising; tinning; bronzing and all forms of metal finishing with works throughout United Kingdom. 1,628 employees. [1]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Carburettors. [2]

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