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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

Airscrew Co

From Graces Guide
1933.
March 1934.
1939
Sept 1940.
April 1943.
May 1943
August 1945.
July 1949. (Flight 1949/07/28)

of Weybridge, Surrey

1923 Company founded by J. D. Titler to manufacture airscrews, fans, etc.

1931 Incorporated as a private company.

1932 Dr H. C. Watts joined as technical director.[1].

1933 Advert Who's Who in British Aviation.

1936 Became public company. Specialised in wooden airscrews treated by the Schwarz process to make them waterproof. Was considering taking a licence on the Samsonow process for detachable wooden blades for variable pitch ariscrews. Business was expanding as the demand was mainly for replacement blades for existing aircraft[2].

1937 Airscrew designers and manufacturers. [3]

1938 Expanding the ventilation and cooling fans activity; formed subsidiary in conjunction with Messrs Halila of London; this was called Jicwood Ltd; concerned with manufacture of wood with thermosetting resin, aircraft and commercial plywood and compressed wood using the Samsonow process; recently developed a wooden staveless barrel. Production plant installed at Weybridge[4]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1950 Name changed to Airscrew Company and Jicwood

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 29 March 1932
  2. The Times, 13 May 1936
  3. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  4. The Times, 26 July 1938