Auster of Crown Works, Barford Street, Birmingham
Formerly Thomas Auster and Co
1897 Incorporated as a limited company.
1900-1940s Sometime in this period they were makers of windscreens, locks etc
1914 Manufacturers of coach and motor axles, springs, ironwork and every description of body fittings. Specialities: motor wind shields and body accessories. Employees 400. 
1919 January. Advert for Wind Shields. States 'Pioneers and patentees of wind shields, hood, seats, and motor and coach fittings. For 80 years pre-eminent as makers of carriage axles, springs, ironwork and wheels'. 
1922 Chairman: W. H. Davis. Directors: A. W. Auster and A. C. Auster (Managing).
1937 Aeroplane screens. "Auster" Aircraft Accessories. 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1953 Directors: W. W. Small (Chairman). Mrs. C. J. Bunce. E. J. Davies. Secretary: T. F. Holman.
Sources of Information
- Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0