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Langley Alloys

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1950. From British Motor Cars 1950/51.

of Langley, Slough.

c.1938 Arthur Albert Rowse founded the company to make a new type of bronze alloy which found extensive use in torpedoes and other naval equipment

1961 Acquired by the General Hydraulic Power Co.[1]

1974 Developed valves that could test the effects of liquid natural gas and other low temperature gases on the design and performance of cryogenic valves.[2]

1977 GHP was acquired by Low and Bonar

1982 Under the Lazard scheme to reduce capacity in castings, the Bonar Langley Alloys foundry was closed[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 8, 1961
  2. The Engineer 1974/06/27
  3. Competition Commission report on William Cook, 1990