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November 1955.
October 1957.
October 1958.
November 1960. Twisdip.
April 1962.
Oct 1962.
Oct 1966.
October 1973.

Britax (London) Ltd., a supplier of accessories for motorcycles and cars, of Maida Vale, London NW6

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1949-56 Maker of motorcycles

1956 Britax returned to the accessory business but took over the Cyclemaster line for a while.

By 1960 the company's address was Byfleet - presumably part of Proctor Industries by this time

1963 As part of a reorganisation the Britax safety belt business was injected into the Excelsior Motor Co; this led to a substantial turn-around in its commercial fortunes; the company's mechanism for safety belts had been accepted in Germany and Sweden[1]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Seat belts

c.1968 Name of Excelsior Motor Co was changed to Britax Excelsior Ltd[2]

1969 Introduced Anco wiper blades Anco?

c1970 Name changed to Britax Ltd.

1979-1985 The Britax name made a come-back on an Italian 50cc fold-up moped known as the Kari-Bike.

1980 Exhibitors at the 1980 Motor Show included:

1988 The Britax car seat belt business was sold to Electrolux, prompted by technical problems and the need for large investment facing the industry; would continue to make child safety seats[3]

1997 Owners, BSG International, changed its name to Britax International after disposing of its Bristol Street car dealerships in a management buyout[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jan. 24, 1964
  2. The Times Jan. 8, 1969
  3. The Times Mar. 30, 1988
  4. The Times, Mar. 19, 1997
  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X
  • 1963 Motor Show
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9