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B. H. D. Engineers

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Mechanical, chemical and gasworks plant engineers and ironfounders, of Chesterfield

of Huddersfield

1949 B. H. D. Engineers was formed as a public company to acquire Bryan Donkin Co and W. C. Holmes and Co, to carry on business as mechanical, chemical and gasworks plant engineers and ironfounders[1].

1952 Formed Holset Engineering Co as a subsidiary

1961 Engineers and iron founders, manufacturing high pressure gas plants, compressors, valves, regulators, governors and pumps. [2]

1961 Mechanical, chemical and gas works plant engineers and iron founders

1973 Acquired by Hanson Trust; about two-thirds was soon sold to others: Holset Engineering Co to Cummins Engine Corporation of USA, and W. C. Holmes and Co to Peabody Galion of USA[3]

1974 Hopkinsons Holdings acquired Bryan Donkin and Co of Chesterfield, valve makers, from Hanson Trust[4]

1988 James Howden and Co acquired Bryan Donkin Blowers.

--- of Lincoln (or Lincoln Works)

1961 Engineers and ironfounders, manufacturing high pressure gas plants, compressors, valves, regulators, governors and pumps. 1,000 employees.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 11 February 1949
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Times, Sep 15, 1973
  4. The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 13, 1974