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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

Hordern-Richmond Aircraft

From Graces Guide
May 1943
July 1943.

Maker of airscrews and aircraft components, of Chesham

1937 Edmund Hordern (1904-1992) established the company to build the Hordern-Richmond Aeroplane that he had developed with his friend the 9th Duke of Richmond, Frederick Gordon-Lennox.

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

WWII Developed hydulignum propellers which had weight advantages over duralumin propellors and were used on many aircraft.

1944 Edmund Hordern left the company.

The company was later taken over by Rotol.

Perhaps Hordern-Richmond was the remainder of the business after the airscrew activity was absorbed by Rotol?

The business has been taken over by Hercules Propellers Ltd of Stroud, Glos.

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Sources of Information

  • The Times, January 02, 1993