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Varley Pumps and Engineering Ltd. of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset (1943).
of 97 Standard Road, North Acton, London NW10.
1932 Founded Varley Pumps at North Acton, London
1938 Cmdr Varley had the idea of using midget submarines to place limpet mines on ships and persuaded the Admiralty eventually to try it out; these submarines sank the Tirpitz in 1943.
1954 Acquired C. F. Douglas and Co, of The Strand, London, agents for the parent company