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A History of Dorman Diesels


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The History of Diesel Engines.

Date and Time

04 March 2014 - 14:00-16:00


Stone, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the North West Midlands of England local network.

About this event

The company of W H Dorman was formed in 1870 to make shoe making tools, followed by grinding machines and printing presses before starting engine production in 1902 which has continued to the present day.
The First World War saw the company making important contributions to the war effort. Various products were produced, including the Constantinesco synchronising gear to enable firing through the propellers of an aircraft, and Flextel  joints for pipelines.
The company was sold to English Electric which then became part of GEC before being sold again to Broadcrown and subsequently Perkins Engines and finally it became a Caterpillar company.
Derek Jones is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and member of the Institute of Diesel & Gas Turbine Engineers. He served a Student Apprenticeship with W.H. Dorman in Stafford. He became Chief Development Engineer and later Technical Manager Gas Engines. Derek was the company representative to the British Engine Manufacturers Association and also on the Emissions Working Committee of the European Engine Manufacturers Association.

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