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Burman and Sons

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December 1914.
December 1929.
October 1962.
Exhibit at Oakham Treasures.

Burman and Sons Ltd. of Kings Norton, Birmingham; of Ryland Road, Birmingham. (1938)

See also Burman and Sons: Clippers

1871 Company founded.

1897 Private company.

1930s Gearbox for Ariel Square-four motorcycle. (Exhibit at Birmingham Thinktank museum)

1933 Burman and Sons Limited, manufacturers of horse and barbers' clippers, sheep shearers, motor cycle gear boxes and steering gears, Ryland road, Edgbaston [1]

1953 S. F. Burman, M.B.E., Managing Director, Burman and Sons, Ltd

1955 Acquired by Vono Industrial Products.

1960 Acquired Kieft Cars

1961 Manufacturers of motor and motorcycle accessories. 1,500 employees. [2]

1965 Supplied about 40 percent of the steering units required by the British motor trade[3]

1968 Supplied rack and pinion steering units to Ford [4]

1978 Adwest Group acquired Burman and Sons, the steering gear part of Duport[5].

1986 Major reduction in staffing at Burman due to fall in demand for its products and delivery problems [6].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Kelly's Directory 1933
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Times Mar 08, 1965
  4. The Engineer of 19th January 1968 p119
  5. The Times 27 June 1978
  6. The Times 30 September 1986