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Hymatic Engineering Co

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1946. Lightweight Portable Air Compressor.
1952. Small Air Compressor.
Sept 1953.
January 1957.
April 1957.
May 1957.
1959. Machine for Inflating Tubeless Tyres.

Hymatic Engineering Company of Glover Street, Redditch, Worcestershire.

WWII Manufactured parts for the De Havilland Mosquito [1]

1946 Name of The Heywood Compressor Co , of Redditch was changed to Hymatic Engineering Co[2]

c.1952 seems to have been acquired by Chloride

By 1957 Hymatic Engineering Co was a subsidiary of Chloride Electrical Storage Co[3]

1961 Acquired the Hydrovane Compressor Co[4]

1973 MBO; the company was involved in cryogenics, systems engineering, aircraft and missile equipment, precision control valves, and other products[5]

1974 Reverse take-over by Huntleigh Investments[6]

1980 The control valves activity was transferred to Charles Winn (Valves), part of Delta Metals Group[7]

1983 Flight Refuelling acquired Huntleigh by share-swap and sold the medical and electronics parts to the chairman and chief executive, leaving FRL with Hymatic, maker of high tech equipment for the defence and aerospace sectors[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. Mosquito by C. Martin Sharp and Michael J. F. Bowyer. Published by Crecy Books in 1995. ISBN 0-947554-41-6
  2. The Times, Aug 16, 1946
  3. The Times Jun 06, 1957
  4. The Times, May 12, 1961
  5. The Times Jan 13, 1973
  6. The Times, Jan 16, 1974
  7. The Times, Nov 19, 1980
  8. The Times Jul 26, 1983