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Henry Meadows Limited

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Henry Meadows Limited was founded in 1920 to manufacture high quality 3 speed gearboxes for cars at their Park Lane works. The company soon grew and in 1922 added petrol engines to the product range and began to supply many famous manufacturers including Lagonda, Invicta, Lea Francis, Bean and Frazer-Nash.


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Just before the Second World War the company started to experiment with diesel engines and in 1947 produced a range of diesel units for use in vehicles.

Meadows also worked jointly with D. Wickham & Company Limited, of Ware, to produce diesel engines for railway locomotives.

The Factory expanded with the opening of a new works in Cannock Road, next to the existing factory.

The site now covered over 14 acres and the company employed more than 1,200 people, but were eventually taken over to become part of the Associated British Engineering Company.


 
 
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