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Radiator Factories

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National Radiator factories were established by the Ministry of Munitions to produce radiators for aircraft

* Greet, Birmingham

Originally a factory belonging to the Motor Radiator Manufacturing Co Ltd. Effective: January 1918

* Sudbury, Suffolk

Originally a factory belonging to the Motor Radiator Manufacturing Co Ltd. Effective: January 1918.

The Sudbury works was used in particular for the repair of radiators for SE5 scout aircraft. The factory had a capacity for 130-150 employees but was never fully staffed, having typically around 50.

Post-WWI The Motor Radiator Manufacturing Co. had become Serck Radiator Co.

1935 The Company later moved to Meadow Lane, Sudbury.

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Sources of Information

  • Ministry of Munitions [1]
  • First World War National Factories; English Heritage