British Aero Components
British Aero Components Ltd. of Holbrook Lane, Coventry.
1935 The re-armament programme of the middle thirties brought many challenges to the aircraft industry and to component makers, and one of them was the highly specialised manufacture of the sodium-cooled aero engine valve. To Mr. W. A. Oubridge the challenge was irresistible; through his contacts in America, arrangements were made for the formation, in conjunction with the Eaton Manufacturing Co., of a company at Coventry, British Aero Components Ltd.
1935 Formed as a subsidiary to C. M. D. Engineering Co in conjunction with Eaton Manufacturing Co. The British Piston Ring Co could appoint directors as long as it held 51 percent of the issued capital
1937 Aircraft valves, including sodium-cooled type.
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1947 Advert: supplier of standardised drill bushes
See also Brico Organisation.
1981 Substantial redundancies declared
Sources of Information
- A History of Brico from 1909 to 1959 (Company Golden Jubilee Publication).
- The Times, Sep 25, 1935
- * 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
- The Times 19 October 1965
- The Times, Jul 16, 1971