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Pollard Bearings

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1951. Advert for flexible roller bearings.
October 1951.

of Tyburn Road, Erdington, Birmingham and of Bearing Works, Great North Road, Ferrybridge, Knottingley

1919 Private company formed as G. L. Manufacturing Co Ltd[1]

1920 Name changed.

1925 Name changed.

1933 Name changed to Pollard Bearings Ltd

1945 Advert for roller bearings (of Bearing Works, Tyburn Road, Erdington).[2]

1946 Expansion at the Erdington site was no longer possible to cope with increasing demand. The whole of the share capital was acquired by W. E. Hughes and Co Ltd[3]

1949 New factory built at Ferrybridge[4]

1951 The parent company was renamed Ferrybridge Industries

c.1957 Acquired Hanwell Engineering Co of Northampton[5]

1960 Makers of bearings.[6]

1961 Ball and roller bearings transmission equipment manufacturers.[7]

Later became part of Pollard Ball and Roller Bearing Co and then Ransome Hoffmann Pollard Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 12, 1946
  2. * Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p117
  3. The Times, Aug 12, 1946
  4. The Times, Sep 01, 1949
  5. The Times Jul 28, 1958
  6. * Mining Year Book 1960. Published by Walter E. Skinner. Advert p38
  7. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE