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of Filton, Bristol and Coventry. Makers of aero-engines
1961 Listed as designers and manufacturers of aircraft piston engines, gas turbine engines, and propeller turbine engines; industrial and marine and gas turbine engines; industrial, marine and rail traction diesel engines; motor cars; gas bearing compressors; beaver ball screws, ball ways and ball splines, and general engineering products. 25,000 employees. 
1960 The aircraft businesses of Blackburn and de Havilland became part of Hawker Siddeley.
1961 Employed 25,000 persons. Works at Filton and one subsidiary.
1966 The company was taken over by Rolls-Royce