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In 1940, the Aircraft Components business which George Dowty had set up, changed its name to Dowty Equipment Ltd and was based in Cheltenham.
Aircraft Hydraulics - Instruction Manuals
Dowty Equipment Ltd – Instruction manual on Aircraft Hydraulic Installations; including the Lancaster Bomber undercarriage and bomb door, flap control ...
Armed Services - Undercarriage Drop Test Facility
Photographs of Armed Services personnel (Ex British POW’s) at Dowty Equipment, Arle Court – Undercarriage Drop Test Facility We believe this ...
Belly Geared Aircraft Concept
Dowty Equipment drawing blueprint of a “Belly Geared Aircraft Concept” … never took off!
Dowty - 21st Anniversary
Founded in 1931, Dowty Equipment celebrated its 21st Anniversary in 1952 and here were some of the achievements: 1931 The ...
Dowty - Undercarriage Patent Drawings 1942
Copies of design drawings that were submitted for Patent approval in 1942
Dowty at War - Remembered
Britain at War 1939 – 1945 The British government mobilised civilians more effectively than any other combatant nation. By 1944 a third ...
Dowty Equipment - Building Works
Photographs showing the building works on the Arle Court Estate in 1962
Dowty Equipment - Exhibition Lorry
Photograph of a set of Lancaster Undercarriage Wheels on a Dowty Equipment Exhibition Lorry in 1945, thanking the people of ...
Dowty Equipment - People
Photographs of the people who use to work at Dowty Equipment Thank you to those who have shared their photographs
Dowty Equipment - Products
Photographs showing some of the products that were designed and manufactured by Dowty Equipment, some more sucessful than others!
Dowty Equipment - Publications
Copies of the sales and information publications published and issued by Dowty Equipment
Dowty Equipment - Sports Day June 1944
Photographs showing a copy of a Dowty Equipment Sports Day Programme from Saturday 17th June 1944 and newspaper clippings from ...
Dowty Equipment - Synopsis
In 1940, the Aircraft Components business which George Dowty had set up changed its name to Dowty Equipment Ltd. Institution of ...
Dowty Equipment Ltd - AGM December 1952
At the fifteenth annual general meeting of Dowty Equipment, Ltd., held at Cheltenham on December 18th, shareholders learned from the ...
Dowty Live Line Pump
Designed and built during the WW2, the DOWTY LIVE-LINE PUMP is pre-eminent for hydraulic systems operating at pressures up to ...
Dowty War Service Badge
These small, metal pin badges were worn by civilians during the World War 2 in order to indicate that the ...
Hot Meals for 8d. per head!
Photograph of Dowty Equipment employees outside the canteen where hot meals were provided for 8d. per head in March 1940
Dowty Equipment job advertisements for skilled aircraft design engineers that appeared in the press during the 1950’s.
R H Bound - Technical Director
R H Bound F.R.Ae.S, F.S.E, M.I.M.E, A.I.M.A.E was a Technical Director of Dowty Equipment, he had considerable experience of aircraft ...
School of Hydraulics
Photographs showing wartime Royal Air Force personnel attending a Dowty Equipment “School of Hydraulics” to help the personnel understand the ...
The universal fuel pump test rig
This test rig was designed by Dowty Equipment to satisfy the increasing demand for versatility in test equipment. There are three ...
Velocette Motorcycles - Air Suspension
Air suspension in the Velocette Dowty Olematic Forks “cushions” road shocks better than springs. Velocette started using rear suspension by “oleo-pneumatic” ...
VIP Visit - Rt Hon George Strauss MP
Photograph of a VIP visit by Rt Hon George Strauss MP, Government Minister of Suppy to Dowty Equipment, Arle Court Rt ...
VIP Visit - Rt Hon Sir Stafford Cripps MP
Photograph of a VIP visit to Dowty Equipment, Arle Court by Rt Hon Sir Stafford Cripps MP, Minister of Aircraft ...
Dowty Hydraulic Units
Dowty Fuel Systems
Dowty Maritime Ocean Systems
Dowty Equipment of Canada
Dowty Group Services
Dowty Boulton Paul
Dowty Group Ltd
Dowty Coventry Precision
Innsworth Metals Gloucester
Dowty Railway Preservation Society
Gloster Engineering (Cheltenham)
Iloman Engineering Ltd
Sir George Dowty
New Mendip Engineering
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