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British Aero Components

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November 1943
November 1944
April 1947.
November 1947.
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November 1950.

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.[1] The British Piston Ring Co could appoint directors as long as it held 51 percent of the issued capital[2]

1937 Aircraft valves, including sodium-cooled type.[3]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1947 Advert: supplier of standardised drill bushes

See also Brico Organisation.

1947 acquired by Associated Engineering Group[4]

1971 Mr Norman Harley of the company became president of the Gauge and Tool Makers' Association[5]

1981 Substantial redundancies declared

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. A History of Brico from 1909 to 1959 (Company Golden Jubilee Publication).
  2. The Times, Sep 25, 1935
  3. * 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  4. The Times 19 October 1965
  5. The Times, Jul 16, 1971