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Lockheed Hydraulic Brake Co of Leamington Spa; of Brock House, Langham Street, London, W1 (1937)

1919 Private company formed as Zephyr Carburettors.

1928 Acquired by Automotive Products Co which had gained the manufacturing rights for Lockheed hydraulic brakes. Malcolm Loughead in the USA had patented the first hydraulic brakes in 1917.

1934 Name changed[1] to Lockheed Hydraulic Brake Co

1937 Manufacturers of hydraulic brakes and controls. "Aerodraulic", "Airdraulic" Brakes, Controls etc.

1949 Incorporated into the new Automotive Products Associated Ltd

1953 Directors were: E. B. Boughton, E. Emmott, D. T. Brock, A. C. Burdon, N. Spurgeon, E. W. Swales.

1958 Formation of Lockheed Precision Products.[2]

1961 Manufacturers of hydraulic and mechanical brakes and hydraulic braking systems. 4,900 employees.

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Brake components and other items.

2000 The AP company was acquired by Delphi Automotive Systems.

Subsequently Lockheed Hydraulic Braking was sold to an Indian consortium which used the name Caparo AP Braking.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 08, 1949
  2. National Archives detail