Roy Fedden Ltd
Their first product was a small horizontally-opposed aero engine intended to be installed within the wings of twin-engine aircraft. The Fedden O-325 saw no use.
Next was a new turboprop design which also found little interest.
Another product was a car, which the company designed, powered by a rear-mounted three-cylinder air-cooled radial engine. The swinging axle suspension was similar to that used in the German KdF-Wagen. This combination gave serious handling problems - the car tended to flip over when being cornered hard.
Another product was flat-six air-cooled aero engine to drive a pusher propeller but this was never finished
1946 The business moved out of Cheltenham to a disused airfield at Stoke Orchard for production of the car but only one was built. Work started on a replacement chassis, but the rest of the company's engineers lost interest and left.
1947 The company ceased work when a Ministry of Supply contract for a new turbine was cancelled.
1948 Creditors' voluntary liquidation
Sources of Information
- London Gazette 24 Dec 1948
- Gloucester Echo 16 April 2016