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Maker of bearings and other engine components, of Park Royal, London
Vandervell Products of Western Avenue, Acton
1932 Company established by former racing driver, Tony Vandervell, who had become interested in the Thinwall bearings being produced in the USA. The company took a licence to manufacture Thinwall bearings.
1940 Private company.
1949 Advert. Thin wall bearings
1954 Tony Vandervell produced the Vanwall racing car.
1961 Manufacturers of bushings and bearings for cars, aircraft and ships.
1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Engine bearings etc
1963 Public company
1967 Tony Vandervell died; he held a majority stake in the company which had to be sold to cover death duty