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David Brown Gear Industries

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May 1969.

David Brown Gear Industries Ltd. of Park Gear Works, Huddersfield

Foundries Division, of Penistone Sheffield.

David Brown Gear Industries was a subsidiary of David Brown Corporation

1966 David Brown Gear Industries supplied gearing to the Longannet Power Station[1]

1967 Supplier of Radicon speed reducers[2]

1969 Also had a factory at Sunderland

1969 David Brown Gear Industries had 3 divisions[3]:

  • Gear Division
  • Foundries Fabrication and Pump Division
  • Tools Division.

1970 Gear works at Salford[4]

1971 Acquired the Belgium company Sadi SA, maker of power transmissions[5]

1974 Labour force of 5000; claimed to have a turnover of £25 million from the production of large gears, pumps and associated gear systems.

They had five factories based in Huddersfield, Penistone, Salford, Sunderland and Sheffield.

1988 Aurora of Sheffield acquired the steel and bronze foundry division based at Penistone[6]

1989 David Brown Gear Industries was working with British Rail and GEC on the design of the 225[7]

Presumably then became David Brown Group

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jun 17, 1966
  2. The Times, Jun 29, 1967
  3. The Times, Oct 22, 1969
  4. The Times, Jul 21, 1970
  5. The Times, Sep 28, 1971
  6. The Times, May 04, 1988
  7. The Times September 21, 1989