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William Beardmore and Co's experience in building engines for ships led them into building engines for airships and aircraft.
1913 William Beardmore regained full executive control of the company and immediately took the opportunity to diversify into aircraft manufacturing.
1925 The new type of all-metal flying boat built by the Rohrbach Metal Aeroplan Co, of Copenhagen, represented a trend in design which was of especial interest to engineers. The system was developed by William Beardmore and Co., at the company's Dalmuir shipyard, where aircraft for both land and marine service, equipped with double and multiple engines, were under construction.
1925 Developed the Wee Bee.
1930 Due to the financial problems of the parent company, many of its diversification activities had to be closed down.