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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

Houdaille Hydraulic Suspension Co

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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.[1]

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.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Popular Science May 1929
  • Huntington vanished industries [1]