Company timeline: 1930s
Heenan Group acquisition, sale to Petters and more.
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|1932||Death of John Fielding (last surviving son of the founder Samuel Fielding).||People news||D5926/1 (Centenary Book)|
|1937||Fielding & Platt was acquired by the Heenan Group (based in Worcester).||Company news||National Archives|
|1937-1938||From 21 Oct ’37-29 Dec ’38 a series of original correspondence exists between F&P and Petters recording the purchase of the oil/gas engine side of the business.||Company news||D7338/1/8/3|
|1937-1938||F & P acquired by Brush Electrical Co. (This is NOT correct, there are no company records confirming this acquisition – John B)||Company news||Grace’s Guide|
|1939||Heenan & Froude acquired the assets of F & P.||Company News||Grace’s Guide|
|1939||Rights to manufacture oil engines acquired by Petters (wholly owned by Brush Electrical Co.) Fielding continued to manufacture oil engines from time to time.||Company news||D5926/1 (Centenary Book)|
|03/09/1939||Britain declares war on Germany.||Start of WW2|