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Repository Cheshire Record Office
Level Collection (Fonds)
Reference DFO
Title Fodens Ltd of Elworth, commercial vehicle manufacturers
Date 1874-c 1980
Description Minutes 1975-80, accounts 1876-1981, reports 1904-36, production and sales records 1911-66, technical drawings c1870-c1950, photographs c1900-c1980, manuals c1940-c1970, miscellanea 20th century
Administrative History Edwin Foden and Son commenced production of stationary engines for agricultural use at their foundry in Elworth near Sandbach in 1876. In 1902 Fodens Ltd was formed. The company soon became a leading manufacturer of steam wagons and later diesel trucks. Fodens was taken over by Sandbach Engineering Co in 1981 [C P Kennett, The Foden Story, (Patrick Stephens Ltd), 1978]
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