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Weyburn Engineering Co

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12 HP Weyburn Engineering engines on lifeboat Thomas Kirk Wright at Poole Lifeboat Museum
1932. 35 B.H.P. High Speed Submersible Lifeboat Engine.
March 1934.
Dec 1939.
December 1939.

Weyburn Engineering Co of Elstead, Surrey.

1919 March. Advert for Ricardo Slipper Pistons for engines; over 61,000 pistons already ordered; cast by H. L. Raphaels Foundry. [1]

1920 Mr. Hamilton Gordon, Proprietor of the Weyburn Engineering Co, responsible for the building of the engine, for the Penlee Lifeboat - The Brothers.[2]

1935 Public company.

1937 Engineers; aero engine accessories. [3]

Made engines for lifeboats (see photo)

WWII Manufactured parts for the De Havilland Mosquito. [4]

1961 Precision engineers, specialising in machining of camshafts, hydraulic pumps, governors and aero components. 750 employees. [5]

1975 Acquired Horstman Camshafts from Simms Motor and Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of Lucas[6] and Creffield Blackstock[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1919/03/29 pXXV
  2. The Engineer 1922/12/22
  3. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  4. Mosquito by C. Martin Sharp and Michael J. F. Bowyer. Published by Crecy Books in 1995. ISBN 0-947554-41-6
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  6. The Times, Feb 11, 1975
  7. The Times, Jan 15, 1976