Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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Advertising sign.
November 1926.
August 1933.
January 1944.
April 1951.
April 1959.

of Asbestos House, Southwark Street, London, SE1

1922 Company formed by Bell’s United Asbestos Co Ltd with the Raybestos Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, itself a subsidiary of Raybestos-Manhattan.

1928 Turner and Newall purchased Bells United Asbestos Co Ltd.

1937 Brake linings and clutch linings. "Raybestos" C.P. Non-Metallic Segments. "Raybestos" C.W. White Alloy Wire Segments. "Raybestos" Moulded Clutch Facings.[1]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Asbestos friction parts.[2]

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