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S. E. Opperman

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1950. Exhibit at Bradworthy Transport Museum.
May 1950.
November 1953.
May 1957.

of Latimer Rd, London W10, and of North Finchley

of Borehamwood

1862 Company founded as Opperman Sons and Taskers Ltd, gear cutters and engineers[1]

1934 S. E. Opperman Ltd was incorporated, makers of aircraft components

1936 Public company incorporating S. E. Opperman and Opperman Sons and Taskers

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1939 Opperman Ltd. (S. E.), North Circular Road, Stonebridge Park, London, N.W.10. has been engaged for many years cutting gears, making beaching gear, bomb-winches, anchor-winches, motor flap-control gearboxes, and main flap-actuation gear for the Aircraft Industry. The latest product of the firm was the 60 h.p. Walter Mikron motor, built under licence, for which the selling agents were Chrislea Aircraft Ltd., of Heston Airport.

1959 Acquired by EV Industrials[2]

1961 Manufacturers of power transmission equipment, also gear cutters and geared motor manufacturers. 400 employees. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 20, 1936
  2. The Times, Jun 16, 1959
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE