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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 at Arle Court.
List of Aircraft Types with Dowty parts
List of Aircraft Types that Dowty supplied parts for – Jan 1943
Live-Line Hydraulic Pump
Dowty Equipment – Live-Line Hydraulic Pump The Hawker Typhoon, which like many aircraft of its day, was fitted with a Dowty ...
Preparations for 25 Year Celebrations
Preparations for Dowty Group 25 Year Celebrations – Feb 1956
Progress Towards Hydraulic Serviceability
An article from the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Paper on Progress Towards Hydraulic Serviceability by R H Bound FRAeS & ...
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 ...
Report on Dowty Group Development
Report on Dowty Group Development – Oct 1968
School of Hydraulics
Photographs showing wartime Royal Air Force personnel attending a Dowty Equipment “School of Hydraulics” to help the personnel understand the ...
Sick Visiting Memos
Copies of “Sick Visiting” Memos between the Welfare Office and George Dowty – Dec 1943 Even in war time employees, employees ...
Silver Jubilee Commemorative Book 1931 - 1956
Commemorative Book celebrating Dowty Group 25-years 1931 – 1956
Sir George Dowty "thank you" letter to employees
Sir George Dowty “thank you” letter to employees on 21st Anniversary – Jul 1952
Sir Stafford Cripps thank you letter
Copy of a letter from Sir Stafford Cripps thanking George Dowty on a visit to Arle Site and Ashchurch – ...
Story of the man who makes Undercarts
The Recorder Engineer – an article about George Dowty and his company – Dec 1945
Test & Research Rigs
An article from the Engineering Magazine – Dowty Equipment Test & Research Rigs Applications to Aircraft Equipment – Jan 1954
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 ...
Undercarriage Testing article from the Aircraft Production Magazine – Oct 1948
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 ...
VIP Visit by HRH Duke of Kent
VIP Visit by HRH Duke of Kent to Dowty Equipment – Dec 1941 George, Duke of Kent, died on 25 August ...
VIP Visits - King George VI & Queen
Photographs of VIP visits by King George VI and The Queen Throughout the war, the King and Queen provided morale-boosting visits ...
Wartime Shadow Factories
Shadow Factories were the outcome of the Shadow Scheme, a plan devised in 1935 and developed by the British Government ...
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
Dowty Railway Preservation Society
Gloster Engineering (Cheltenham)
Iloman Engineering Ltd
Sir George Dowty
New Mendip Engineering
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Dowty Sites - Worldwide
Dowty Patent Specifications
Dowty Group Packing
Dowty Corporation (USA)
Dex Machine Tools
Dowty Mining Equipment
Dowty Sports & Social Club
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