Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,948 pages of information and 235,419 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Foster and Seddon

From Graces Guide
August 1928.
1943.

of Salford

of Oldham

1919 Establishment of Foster and Seddon Ltd - coach proprietors, road transport operators, servicing and distribution of cars and commercial road vehicles

1937/8 Started vehicle manufacture under the trademark Seddon, after 18 years of servicing and distribution of vehicles. The first vehicle was a 6-ton with a Perkins P6 diesel engine.

1944 Advert for diesel lorry. (Foster and Seddon)

1946 Took lease on Woodstock Factory at Oldham, a former shadow factory, where they were able to expand production from one or two buses a week to more than ten; they introduced their first passenger chassis the Mark IV.

1948 Moved from Salford to the Woodstock factory, Higginshaw, Oldham.

Became Fosdon Ltd

1948 became Seddon Motors Ltd except for a small department engaged in sale and repair of motor cars.

1950 Produced and launched a 3-ton with a Perkins engine which remained in production until 1963.

1951 Became a public company, Seddon Diesel Vehicles.

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