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David Budworth

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David Budworth Ltd, of Harwich, developer of small gas turbines.

Company founded by David Dutton Budworth, a Royal Navy officer, to develop and manufacture gas turbines up to 1000hp[1]

1956 Made a replica of a whale's head for a film

1972 Worldwide customers for the gas turbines

1974 Went into receivership when David Budworth died[2]

1975 The company was acquired by Noel Penny Turbines

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 20, 1972
  2. The Times, Jan 24, 1975