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British Furnaces

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Industrial furnace designers and builders, of Derby Road, Chesterfield.

1921 Private company incorporated; the company shared Bryan Donkin's premises; Donkins made parts for British Furnaces who supplied a variety of industries.

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1949 Bryan Donkin Co owned a majority of shares in the company[1]; Donkin became part of B. H. D. Engineers.

Hanson Trust acquired B. H. D. Engineers

1978 Acquired by Wellman Engineering[2].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 11 February 1949
  2. The Times, 7 July 1978