Documents of FERODO LTD

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Details of Documents of FERODO LTD
Title: Documents of FERODO LTD
Reference: GB 0026 D4562
Description:

The company has always been aware of the benefits of advertising and promotion. This is reflected in the archive which includes runs of press advertisements and publications, photographs of bridge advertisements and, from 1953 on, material relating to the Ferodo trophy.

Date: 1906-1988
Held by: Derbyshire Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Arrangement:

Contents

 

D4562/1 Board of Directors

 

D4562/2 Agreements

 

D4562/3 Finance

 

D4562/4 Patents

 

D4562/5 Production

 

D4562/6 Works

 

D4562/7 Personnel and Staff

 

D4562/8 Research and Development

 

D4562/9 Sales and Publicity

 

D4562/10 Photographs

 

D4562/10/1 Building

 

D4562/10/2 Production, machinery and reseach

 

D4562/10/3 Marketing and advertising

 

D4562/10/4 Staff

 

D4562/10/5 Locality

 

D4562/10/6 Ferodo News

 

D4562/11 Press Advertisements

 

D4562/12 Publication Files

 

D4562/13 Ferodo Catalogue

 

D4562/14 Ferodo International Technical News

 

D4562/15 Ferodograms

 

D4562/16 Calendars

 

D4562/17 Promotional Material

 

D4562/18 Artwork

 

D4562/19 Press Release

 

D4562/20 Press Cuttings

 

D4562/21 Ferodo Trophy Files

 

D4562/22 Ferodo Trophy Photographs

 

D4562/23 Histories and Historical Notes

 

D4562/24 3-D items

Language: English
Extent: 24 series
Administrative History:

In 1897 Herbert Frood began his experiments into braking materials in a hut in the garden of his house in Coombs near Chapel-en-le-Frith. His patent for the improvement of brake blocks was filed in October 1900 and production began at Green Street, Gorton the following year. An increase in trade, largely resulting from a change in sales tactics - approaching the consumer rather than the manufacturer - led to Frood renting Sovereign and Howden Mills in Chapel-en-le-Frith in 1902.

 

Experiments in the use of asbestos began in the first decade of the twentieth century and by the outbreak of war in 1914 production of clutch linings and stair treads had started. The use of asbestos in Ferodo Ltd (as the Herbert Frood Company became in 1920) friction products led to the company joining the Turner and Newall Organisation in 1926.

Subjects:
  • Herbert Frood Company, c1902-1920, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire
  • Frood, Herbert, fl 1900, manufacturer, of Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Motor vehicles
Creator Names:
  • Ferodo Ltd, 1920-, brake and clutch lining manufacturers, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire
Immediate Source Of Acquisition:
  • These records were deposited in the Derbyshire Record Office in November 1996.

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