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Westinghouse Hobbs

From Graces Guide

of Worsley Road North, Walkden, Manchester.

c.1962 Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co built a fully automated factory in Walkden, Manchester to manufacture the "Mecha-Matic" automatic transmission, designed by Hobbs Transmission Ltd of Leamington Spa[1]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Automatic transmissions. See also Hobbs Transmission.[2]

The venture proved unsuccessful, the company lacking relevant expertise in transmissions

1965 The Walkden factory's lease was sold to Eaton E.N.V. Transmissions.[3]

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Sources of Information

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  2. 1963 Motor Show
  3. Belfast Telegraph, May 20, 1965