Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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April 1951. Widney seats.
October 1951.
December 1951. Widney-Dorlec.
January 1953.
September 1954.
Oct 1956.
Oct 1960.
July 1962.
Oct 1962.
Oct 1966.
September 1968.
October 1973.

of Bagot Street, Birmingham

1898 Company founded.

1900-1940s Sometime in this period they were makers of sliding seat mechanisms.

1947 Private company.

1951 Widney brand.

1953 Company made public.

1961 Products include windows for omnibuses, railway coaches and motor vehicles. Simplastic glazing process used in vehicle window and windscreen manufacture. 800 employees. [1]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Mechanisms for adjustable seats. [2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0