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F. Hills and Sons

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Sept 1940.
May 1949.
July 1949.
Sept 1949.
November 1957.
November 1961. Flush doors.

F. Hills and Sons of Norton Road, Stockton-on-Tees; of Trafford Park, Manchester.

of County Durham

1849 Company founded.

1935 Built their first aeroplane.

1936 Public company.

1937 Aircraft manufacturers. "Hillson Praga" Monoplane[1]. The plane was based on the Czech E114 Praga; production began in 1936 and ended after 28 air frames in 1939.

1961 Timber importers and manufacturers of doors, plywood, flooring and plastic laminates. [2]

Built the Pennine and Helvellyn models.

1969 Acquired by Bowaters Building Products[3]


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Sources of Information

  • British Aircraft Manufacturers since 1908 by Gunter Endres. Pub 1995 ISBN 0-7110-2409-x