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National Balloon Factory

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Established by the Ministry of Munitions at Finchley - Church End (London)

Original function: cinema, the property of Bohemia Ltd. Acquired by the Ministry of Munitions Opened: April 1918.

Management: Sidney Davidson Balloon Co Ltd., Davidson Aviation Co Ltd, and the Controller of National Aircraft Factories.

Products: 118-off Caquot and Nurse balloons.

The factory closed on 8 February 1919 and was sold to the Kiwi Polish Co Ltd.

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Sources of Information

  • Ministry of Munitions [1]