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Dartmouth Auto Castings

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1915 Founded as Dartmouth Auto Castings of Smethwick

1936 Birmid Industries founded; incorporated Dartmouth Auto Castings.[1].

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Repetition iron castings.[2]

Early 1980s Demand for castings from the motor industry fell by over 20%, for trucks by 35% and for tractors by 25%. Financial losses were paralleled by closures and job losses. Some £12 million of the £15 million cost of closures was suffered at Smethwick, where three foundries were closed leaving only Dartmouth Auto Castings foundry No 3.[3]

1982 SG iron crankshafts were specific product ranges.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 3 December 1937
  2. * 1963 Motor Show
  3. The Engineer 1982/03/04
  4. The Engineer 1982/03/04