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Clayton Dewandre Co

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of Titanic Works, Lincoln.

1917 Clayton Wagons was established as a subsidiary of Clayton and Shuttleworth at Lincoln

1926 The firm made the Dewandre servo

1928 Clayton Dewandre Co was formed as a public company

1937 Remote control apparatus - vacuum or air pressure.[1]

Maker of power braking systems and gearboxes for commercial vehicles

1959 Merged with a major supplier Hailwood Industries[2]

By 1961 Subsidiaries were Bridge Foundry Co and Power Brakes

1961 General and motor component engineers, manufacturing air and vacuum brakes and breaking systems, air compressors, automatic brake adjusters, automatic chassis lubricators, "Clayton-Oetiker" brakes, filler caps for radiators and fuel tanks, heating and ventilating equipment, radiator shutters, power assisted steering equipment and wire-wound heat exchanger tubes. 1,800 employees.[3]

1961 Acquired Follsain[4]

1965 In view of the limited ability to expand at Bridge Foundry, acquired Cambrian Castings of Hirwaun, Abderdare, to provide extra capacity. Subsidiaries also included Varatio-Strateline Gears, and John Tann Ltd, which was being sold [5]

1977 Acquired by American Standard Inc[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  2. The Times, Nov 09, 1965
  3. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. The Times, Mar 27, 1962
  5. The Times, Apr 26, 1966
  6. The Times, Oct 03, 1977