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Brockhouse Engineering

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February 1959.

Subsidiary of J. Brockhouse and Co

of Victoria Works, West Bromwich, Staffordshire


1930s British Motor Boat Manufacturing Co of London (and later of Banbury) made the two-wheeled B.M.B. Cult-Mate, Hoe-Mate, and Plow-Mate garden tractors powered by JAP engines.

1936 Established as a private company.

1938 Name of Vulcan Works, Southport was changed to Brockhouse Engineering (Southport)

1947 J. Brockhouse and Co completed the purchase of British Motor Boat Manufacturing Co (B.M.B.)[1]

1955 The Southport factory had not been profitable since WWII and was closed; a new machine shop was established at West Bromwich to manufacture hydraulic transmissions

1956 Name changed - Brockhouse Engineering.

1961 Manufacturers of automatic hydraulic transmission system incorporating hydraulic torque converters for use in various industrial appliances. Makers of automatic hydraulic transmission systems. 220 employees.[2]

1964 Maker of hydraulic transmissions. Factory extended[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 01, 1948
  2. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Times, Nov 27, 1964
  • [1] Tractor Data