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of Chester Road, Aston, Birmingham 7.
of Duston, Northants.
1920 Company formed. 'Under the style and title of British Timken, Ltd., a new, all-British company has just been formed to take over the manufacture of the wellknown Timken roller bearings in this country, formerly carried on by the Electric and Ordnance Accessories Co., Ltd. The capital is fixed at and the head office and works are at Ward End, Birmingham, where a fully equipped modern factory is already in existence, manufacturing these bearings on extensive scale.'
1937 Makers of tapered roller, parallel roller and ball bearings. "Timken" Ball and Roller Bearings.
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1940 Advert. Tapered roller bearings.
1941 Works built on a green-field site at Duston, Northants, to produce roller bearings. At its peak over 4,000 people were employed in the factory.
1945 Advert. Tapered roller bearings. Associated company is Fischer Bearings Co of Wolverhampton.
1951 Following the death of the long standing chairman, Michael Dewar, the Timken Roller Bearing Co of Canton, Ohio exercised its option to purchase his shares in the company, with the result that the American company owned 54 percent of the equity but did not intend to change the British company's management
1951 Principal subsidiary was Fischer Bearings Co Ltd.
1959 Sir Frederick John Pascoe became British Timken's chairman.
1959 British Timken Ltd was voluntarily liquidated for the purposes of reconstruction; all of the assets were transferred to the Timken Roller Bearing Co, which had acquired the remaining shares it did not already own. British Timken continued as an operating company.
1960 Advert for slicer-loader from their operation at Dunston, Northampton.
1960 Advert. Tapered roller bearings.
1968 Tapered roller bearings by Timken Bearing Company.
2002 Production ceased at Duston; the works were demolished over the next 4 years.