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Briggs Motor Bodies

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Pay/ tool check for the company.
Pay/ tool check for the company.
October 1936.
October 1951.
Oct 1956.
April 1957.
May 1957.
October 1958.

of Dagenham Dock, Essex.

Branch factories in Southampton and Doncaster.

1930 Briggs Bodies Ltd was established to manufacture motor bodies, steel stampings, etc for Ford

1935 Public company was formed to acquired Briggs Bodies and the benefits of the patents, rights to designs, etc in Britain of Briggs Manufacturing Co of Detroit which manufactured for Ford and Chrysler. 4,500 employees. Manufactured also for Austin, Riley, Chrysler, Standard [1]

WWII Manufactured parts for the De Havilland Mosquito

Post-WWII Manufactured gas turbine components at the Southampton factory (see advert)

1951 Together with Austin Motor Co. Ltd., Ford and Pressed Steel Co Ltd., Briggs provided additional capital for British Indestructo Glass by taking up an issue of debentures which gave them voting control.

1953 Acquired by Ford.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 26, 1935
  • Mosquito by C. Martin Sharp and Michael J. F. Bowyer. Published by Crecy Books in 1995. ISBN 0-947554-41-6