Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,637 pages of information and 235,472 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Dowty Rotol

From Graces Guide
Dec 1962.

Dowty Rotol of Staverton, Churchdown

See George Dowty and Dowty Group

1959 Rotol Airscrews and its subsidiary British Messier were merged with Dowty Equipment

1960 Formation as Dowty Rotol

1961 Manufacturers of aircraft accessory equipment, aircraft undercarriages, propellers, gearboxes, hydraulic systems and flying controls. 4,483 employees.[1]

1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement

1968 The company introduced the first fibreglass propellers, which went on to see widespread use. Since then they have migrated to carbon fibre, and remain a leader in propeller design.

1990 Name changed to Dowty Aerospace Gloucester Ltd[2]


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. Companies House filing
  • The Engineer of 26th April 1968 p650
  • Rotol by Bruce Stait. Published 1990. ISBN 0 9516815 0 8