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November 1913
December 1919
June 1924
May 1925.
May 1954.
January 1955.
February 1955.

Carburettor makers, of Aston Cross, Birmingham

of Witton, Birmingham (1924)

1911 Amac carburettors were fitted to many of the motorcycles shown at the Olympia Show[1]

1913 The company advertised its products as Aston Motor Accessories Co

1920 G. Kynoch and Co acquired holding in Amac Ltd. of Aston (motorcycle carburettors)[2].

By 1924 Amac carburettors were part of the metals business of Nobel Industries[3] which a few years later became part of ICI.

1924 A Humber motorcycle and sidecar was launched which used an Amac carburettor[4]

As a result of the 'amal-gamation' of two or three organisations (notably Brown and Barlow and Amac) in the years immediately after the First World War, the Amalgamated Carburetters (AMAL) company and trademark was formed in order to manufacture and market carburettors and associated products.

In the 1960s AMAL was a part of the IMI Group

1993 Sold to Grosvenor Works in North London: a family run business specialising in supplying components to various fuel systems companies. Grosvenor then began revitalising the AMAL product range by commencing a programme of re-introducing some of the more popular ranges of obsolete product.

2003 the business was sold yet again, this time to the current manufacturesr, Burlen Fuel Systems Limited. BFA, who also produce both SU, Solex and Zenith products have over recent years gained a high reputation for continuing to produce carburetters and spares keeping a vast range of British classic vehicles alive.

BFS have continued to invest in AMAL product by further increasing the range of popular obsolete back into production.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times 22 November 1911
  2. History of Kynoch Works [1]
  3. The Times 20 September 1924
  4. The Times 4 November 1924

[2] Burlen Fuel Systems Web Site