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Bifurcated and Tubular Rivet Co

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April 1907.
April 1908. Advert in French.
June 1909.
November 1912.
December 1912.
February 1913.

of Warrington (1907)

of 235 Upper Thames Street, London, EC4. (1929)

Ditto Address. Telephone: Central 4615. Telegraphic Address: "Bifurcated, Cent, London". (1937)

of Aylesbury (1939)

1892 The Bifurcated Rivet Co was established as a private company, initially manufacturing bifurcated rivets to Thomson's Patent Bifurcated Rivets, an American product. The factory was in Warrington[1]

1906 Introduced tubular rivets to the product line. Name changed to Bifurcated and Tubular Rivet Co

1910 Moved to a new, larger factory in Aylesbury

WWI. The company manufactured rivets for soldiers' boots and tyre studs in the First World War.

Introduced rivet-setting machines with automatic feed.

1928 of Aylesbury[2]

1929 Listed Exhibitor - late entry - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Fibre Cases, Tubular Rivets and Riveting Machines. (Stand No. P.13) [3]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Bifurcated, Tubular and Solid Rivets in all workable metals. Hand and automatic feed Rivet Setting Machines, foot or power operated. Eyelets, Metal Buttons, Soldering Tags, and other light metal pressings. (Stand No. D.315) [4]

1937 Rivet manufacturers. "Aylesbury" Rivets. [5]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

WWII. Manufactured aircraft rivets.

1947 Became public company.

1948 Shares listed on the Stock Exchange. The company was a maker of special rivets for a variety of applications in a range of industries and automated machines for setting the rivets[6]

1961 Manufacturers of rivets from steel and non-ferrous wire, and rivet setting machines for home and overseas markets, specialists in design and manufacture of automatic-feed machines for setting rivets in component parts. 600 employees. [7]

1965 AGM told that the subsidiary Black and Luff had had a successful year; Aylesbury Automation was firmly established[8]

1968 All companies in the group achieved record sales; the AGM in 1969 was told that the name of the company was to be changed to Bifurcated Engineering[9]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times October 18, 1948
  2. The Times April 3, 1928
  3. 1929 British Industries Fair Page 197
  4. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 334
  5. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  6. The Times October 18, 1948
  7. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  8. The Times, May 14, 1965
  9. The Times (London, England), May 9, 1969
  • [1] B and TR Website
  • [2] Aylesbury Automation