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 163,165 pages of information and 245,632 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.

Versil

From Graces Guide
W. D. Binns' Mk V Buckler made by Versil.

of Rayner Mills, Liversedge, Yorkshire. Telephone: Cleckheaton 56. Telegraphic Address: "Versil, Liversedge". London Office at Southwark Street, SE1. (1937)

1932 Private company.

1937 British Industries Fair Advert as Glass Silk Products for Insulation. Also battery plate separators; air filters; chemical filters. Boiler and Pipe Covering Materials. Heat Insulating Materials. Sound Deadening Materials. Sound Insulating Materials. Separators for Electric Accumulators. (Electricity: Industrial and Domestic Section - Stand No. Cb. 818) [1]

750 Motor Club Relay Race was run in 1953 at a very wet Silverstone circuit. W. D. Binns' drove a Mk V Buckler with a fibreglass body made by Versil. This is arguably the first fibreglass-bodied car made in the UK.

1958 Patent - Improvements in or relating to insulating material. [2]

1961 Glass fibre products manufacturers and thermal insulation engineers and contractors. 580 employees. [3]

1966 Patent - Improved mounting means for cladding around boilers and like structures. [4]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert p588; and 429
  2. [1] Wikipatents
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. [2] Wikipatents