Catalogue description Documents of FERODO LTD

This record is held by Derbyshire Record Office

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

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



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

Held by: Derbyshire Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Ferodo Ltd, 1920-, brake and clutch lining manufacturers, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire

Physical description: 24 series
Immediate source of acquisition:

These records were deposited in the Derbyshire Record Office in November 1996.

  • 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
Administrative / biographical background:

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.

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