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Norman Engineering Co

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c1916. Bungalyte.
1938. Petrol engine. Type SC.
1940s. Model SCL.
December 1945.
December 1946.
2017. Norman T300 Mk 1.

of Upper Grove Street, Leamington Spa

1919 Company founded. Arthur Matthews was managing director and Ernest George Soanes works manager. Produced a small air-cooled four-stroke engine fitted in the Kenilworth scooter

Produced the D-Type motor for stationary applications. Some of these were sold under the "Bungalyte" name and also through Arthur Lyon and Co.

1923 The partnership between J. A. Watts and E. J. H. Norman, trading as Norman Engineering Co of London and New Cross, was dissolved[1]

1925 Offered the Jennings-Hytor vacuum pump[2]

1926/7 Introduced the S Type (169cc) to succeed the D Type. Production continued until 1939 when 750 had been built.

By 1931 the company was in Leamington Spa

1932 Introduced the T300 engine to power a 1,500 Watt generator for Marconi. The Mk1 was rated at 2.75 hp and carried the prefix TE. It was produced until 1945.

1935 Introduced the SC Type engine and continued until 1958 when 8,100 had been built

1936 Company moved to Miller's Road, Warwick

1937 General aircraft engineers. "Norman" Petrol Engines. "Norman-Lyon" Generating Sets. "Northern" Rotary Pumps. "Westco" Turbine Pumps. [3]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1945 The T300 Mk2 engine introduced and carried the TA prefix. A large number were bought by Auto Diesels for charging and lighting sets. Production ended in 1967/8 when 7,600 units had been built.

1945 Introduced the T600 Mk1 rated at 6 bhp at 1,800 rpm and carried the TL prefix. A total of 4,300 were built

By 1960 Presumably the name had been changed to Norman Industrial and Marine Engine Company and the company had been acquired by Frederick Braby and Co

1964 Company removed from the register of companies[4]

1968 The company was absorbed in to the Auto Diesels Braby Group

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 22, 1923
  2. The Engineer 1925
  3. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  4. London Gazette 26 June 1964
  • A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1996. ISBN 1 873098 37 5