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British Industrial History

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Dec 1939.
Sept 1940.
May 1943
August 1943.
August 1945.

Avimo of Herbert Street, Taunton, Somerset. Telephone: Taunton 3634. Cables: "Avimo, Taunton"

1937/9 Company formed[1] to manufacture Bronzavia aircraft equipment under licence.

See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for Cameras and Equipment for Research Work. Manufacturers of Optical, Mechanical, Electrical Instruments. Aeronautical Instruments, High Speed Continuous Film Cameras, Cinematograph Cameras, Film Assessors and Projectors. Cathode Ray Recording Equipment, Film Scanning Microscopes, Lenses, Prisms, Reflectors, Scientific Research Instruments. (Scientific and Optical Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. E.1798) [2]

1971 Sold 2 subsidiaries to Fairey Co; acquired by United Scientific Holdings[3]

2000 Maker of infra-red cameras and thermal imaging systems. Acquired by Thomson-CSF

Note: The company became Thales Optronics (Taunton) Ltd, part of the Thales Group. [4]. Production ended c.2007.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Taunton Aerospace
  2. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 403; and p19
  3. The Times, Aug 21, 1971
  4. [2] EAI