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Founded in 1945, with Dowty Equipment to develop and produce synthetic rubber seals
Then in 1947, Dowty transferred to the old fodder store building at Ashchurch, Nr. Tewkesbury and then in the late 1960’s a new factory was constructed where production continued at pace.
Dowty Seals also had sites in Newtown and Milford Haven, South Wales and Malta.
At its peak, Dowty Seals manufactured over 8,000,000 seals, rubber and plastic mouldings each week for a wide range of industrial and aircraft applications.
16th Horticultural Show Saturday 6th September 1980
Dowty Ashchurch – 16th Horticultural Show Saturday 6th September 1980
17th Horticultural Show Saturday 3rd September 1983
Dowty Ashchurch – 17th Horticultural Show Saturday 3rd September 1983
2DR Hydrodynamic Shaft Seal
Dowty Seals – 2DR Hydrodynamic Shaft Seal
Aerial photographs of Dowty Mining and Dowty Seals at Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
All Metal Seals
Dowty Seals – All Metal Seals
Apprentice Training Schools
The majority, if not all Dowty sites had their own Apprentice Training Schools. This is where all Apprentices usually spent their ...
Ashchurch Sports & Social Club
Photograph of the Ashchurch Sports & Social Club
Bonded Seals "The Leakproof Washers"
Dowty Seals – Bonded Seals “The Leakproof Washers”
Bonded Seals for Pressures up to 10,000 P.S.I.
Dowty Seals – Bonded Seals for Pressures up to 10,000 P.S.I.
Bonded Seals Pressure Gasket
Dowty Seals – Bonded Seals Pressure Gasket
Dowty Seals – CX Seals
Dowbelt - Emergency Fan Belt
Dowty produced an Emergency Car Fan Belt in the late 1960’s called the Dowbelt. This was a fan belt that a ...
Dowty Seals – Dowcap
Dowty Seals – Dowprint
Dowprint Seals, Gaskets and Sealing Circuitry
Dowty Seals – Dowprint Seals, Gaskets and Sealing Circuitry
Dowty Apprentices - Projects & Events
Dowty Apprentices occasionally got involved in some kind of “project” or “event”, this would involve a team of apprentices coming ...
Dowty Ashchurch - Post Closure
Dowty Ashchurch – Post Closure Site Development Photographs from L J Reid, a local photographer, of Dowty Ashchurch, including the Dowty ...
Dowty Group - 21st Anniversary
Booklet celebrating the 21st Anniversary of Dowty Group 1931-1952
Dowty Group - Chief Executive Awards for Excellence
Dowty Group Chief Executive Awards for Excellence
Dowty Palmer-Chenard - Precision Moulded Diaphragms & Seals
Dowty Palmer-Chenard – Precision Moulded Diaphragms & Seals
Dowty Polypac Sealing Systems
Dowty Seals – Dowty Polypac Sealing Systems
Dowty Polypac Sealing Systems (Japanese Version)
Dowty Seals – Dowty Polypac Sealing Systems (Japanese Version)
Dowty Seals - Automotive Sealing
Dowty Seals – Automotive Sealing
Dowty Seals - Bonded Seals
Dowty Seals – Bonded Seals The full brochure may be viewed at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
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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