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Sheepbridge Stokes Centrifugal Castings Co

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of Sheepbridge Works, Chesterfield

1922 Private company Sheepbridge Stokes Centrifugal Castings Co was incorporated as subsidiary of the Sheepbridge Co[1]

1923 Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co "joined a combine" known as Sheepbridge Stokes Centrifugal Castings Company to exploit a new process for centrifugal casting [2]

1929 The centrifugal castings business of Newton, Chambers and Co was combined with that of the Sheepbridge Stokes Centrifugal Castings Co[3]

1929 Patent granted to John Harold Rackham and Sheepbridge Stokes Centrifugal Castings Co, both of Sheepbridge Works, Chesterfield, for an improved method of making the cylinder blocks of internal combustion engines.

1937 Ironfounders. "Centrard" Cylinder Liners. "Centricast" Cylinder Liners and Piston Rings. "Centrilock" Valve Inserts.[4]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

By 1943 Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co had acquired nearly all of the capital of the company[5]

1944 Completely owned by Sheepbridge Coal and Iron

1944 F. W. Stokes joined the board of Sheepbridge Coal and Iron to improve the board's knowledge of the subsidiary Sheepbridge Stokes Centrifugal Castings[6]

WWII Made piston rings for aircraft and other engines[7]

1948 Formation of a public company, Sheepbridge Engineering Ltd, which acquired the company as a subsidiary[8]

1949 Subsidiaries were [9]:

By 1948 The company was known as Sheepbridge Stokes in corporate adverts[10]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 09, 1949
  2. The Times, Sep 25, 1923
  3. The Times, Oct 01, 1929
  4. * 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  5. The Times, Sep 30, 1943
  6. The Times Sep 28, 1944
  7. The Times, Sep 27, 1945
  8. The Times, Oct 13, 1948
  9. The Times, May 09, 1949
  10. The Times Oct 27, 1950