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British Goodrich Rubber Co

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1924 Announcement that the company would manufacture tyres then being supplied to the British market from the US manufacturer, B. F. Goodrich Co[1]

1924 Public company. The British Goodrich Rubber Co was a wholly owned subsidiary of the B. F. Goodrich Co, Akron, Ohio. It acquired[2]: —

  • (1) The existing Goodrich selling organisation in the United Kingdom,
  • (2) The sole right to manufacture and sell Goodrich products in the United Kingdom and to sell to Dominion countries (except Canada) and certain specified foreign countries,
  • (3) The benefit of the technical knowledge and experience of the Goodrich Company.

For these purposes the firm had arranged to purchase the Ajax Rubber Works of Wood-Milne Ltd in Leyland, Lancashire.

1924 The address was 50, Pall-mall, London, S. W. I.[3]

1933 Acquired India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Co and Stepney Tyre and Rubber Co.

1934 The American company disposed of the greater part of its holding. The British Company then changed its name to British Tyre and Rubber Co Ltd and, though retaining a right to Goodrich's technical assistance, was not in American control nor subjected its overseas markets.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 30, 1924
  2. The Times, June 2, 1924
  3. The Engineer 1924/08/22