Did you know that…
Sir George Dowty once represented England at Curling and was one of four players to win a Gold Medal?
Dowty equipped Gloucester Prison with a Machine Workshop to enable prisoners learn a trade?
the locks at Gloucester Docks were converted from manual to hydraulic operation in the 1960’s using Dowty equipment?
a pipe-laying machine used in the North Sea Gas Fields was equipped with Dowty Hydraulics?
Lansing Bagnall and other fork-lift truck suppliers had Dowty hydraulic equipment fitted to their trucks?
Dowty Boulton Paul Engineers designed and developed a specialised hydraulic press, used for high quality presswork, such as aircraft panels and aluminium body parts for Aston Martin?
during World War 2 over 1500 women were employed at Dowty factories?
Dowty hydraulic equipment was fitted to JCB machines?
in 1935 George Dowty paid £6000 for Arle Court Estate, including the mansion, eight cottages and 100 acres?
Dowty supplied the propellers, gearboxes and fan lifts for the Vickers VA-1, VA-2 and VA-3 Hovercraft?
26,000 Dowty Wagon Retarders were installed at the Tinsley Marshalling Yard in 1961?
in 1931 when times were hard and aircraft orders few, to keep his business afloat, George Dowty made photographic print glazing presses and metal garden labels?
Dowty even had its own Housing Association to assist employees build their own houses?
That in 1956 Dowty Mining used 15 miles of steel tube every week in their production of pit props!
In May 1961 Sir George and Lady Dowty presented 5 chairs of the Regency period for use in the Mayor’s Parlour