Houdaille Hydraulic Suspension Co
of 814 Hampton Rd., Twickenham, Middx.(1950)
Early 1900s: Maurice Houdaille spent 27 years developing and promoting his design of rotary shock absorber - he was successful in persuading major US car makers to use this equipment.
Houdaille Industries, of the USA, took its name from Maurice Houdaille, a Frenchman who invented recoilless artillery during World War I. After the war, a U.S. corporation bought the name and the rights to the rotary shock absorber Houdaille had patented. By the 1930s, the company was one of the largest auto-parts subcontractors in Detroit and the premier U.S. manufacturer of shock absorbers.
This company was presumably the British subsidiary
1926 British Berkshire electric windscreen wiper.
1937 Berkshire electric defroster.
Sources of Information
- Popular Science May 1929
- Huntington vanished industries