SHORT BROTHERS Buses (Rochester and Bedford) England UK

Short Brothers

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(Rochester and Bedford)

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1914 Tilling Stevens TS3 Petrol Electric with 1908 Short Brothers Bus Body

1914 Tilling Stevens TS3 Petrol Electric with 1908 Short Brothers Bus Body

Coach builders of Rochester, Bedford and London.

1916 Short Brothers concentrated on the construction of heavier-than-air aeroplanes in the Isle of Sheppey/Rochester area, whilst balloon and dirigible construction was concentrated at Cardington. The housing estate built by the company in Cardington to house its employees still bears the name Shortstown.

1920 Leyland N Type Short Brothers (1928 rebody) 1920

1919 The Short Brothers partnership was incorporated as Short Brothers (Rochester and Bedford)Limited with Oswald Short as chairman and joint managing director

1919 Nationalisation ended the Short Brothers’ involvement with the airship company, which became the Royal Airship Works.

1920 Leyland N Type Short Brothers (1928 rebody) a 1920 Leyland N Type Short Brothers (1928 rebody) b 1920 Leyland N Type Short Brothers (1928 rebody) c 1920 Leyland N Type Short Brothers (1928 rebody) d

1920 Leyland N Type Short Brothers (1928 rebody)

1923 Short Brothers EnV136-p102a

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1923 Short Brothers EnV136-p102aa

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1925 Short Brothers (Rochester and Bedford) September 1925.
1927 1124Fl-Short Brothers Flying Boat
1927  1124Fl-Short Brothers Flying Boat
1927 Dennis Bus with Short Brothers Body 1927 Dennis 30 cwt. Short Bros. Single Decker
1927 Dennis Short Bros Bus UF 1517
1927 Dennis 30 cwt. Short Bros. Single Decker
1928 SOS QLC Short Bros Ch29 new 1928 Gateshead c 1930 See Gateshead
1928 SOS QLC Short Bros Ch29 new 1928 Gateshead c
1929 0515Loco-Short Brothers
 1929 Inside 0515Loco-Short Brothers
1930 Tilling Stevens B10A2 'Express', Short Bros. bodied Single Decker
1930 Tilling Stevens B10A2 ‘Express’, Short Bros. bodied Single Decker
1930 Shorts Brothers-Singapore MKII-Flying Boat
 1930 Shorts Brothers-Singapore MKII-Flying Boat
1931 AEC Regent Short Brothers H26-24R RV-719_lr
1931 AEC Regent Short Brothers H26-24R RV-719
1931-built Dennis 30cwt (1.5 ton) bus fitted with Short Brothers body for King Alfred Motor Services a
1931-built Dennis 30cwt (1.5 ton) bus fitted with Short Brothers body for King Alfred Motor Services c 1931-built Dennis 30cwt (1.5 ton) bus fitted with Short Brothers body for King Alfred Motor Services d 1931-built Dennis 30cwt (1.5 ton) bus fitted with Short Brothers body for King Alfred Motor Services e 1931-built Dennis 30cwt (1.5 ton) bus fitted with Short Brothers body for King Alfred Motor Services f 1931-built Dennis 30cwt (1.5 ton) bus fitted with Short Brothers body for King Alfred Motor Services b
1931-built Dennis 30cwt (1.5 ton) bus fitted with Short Brothers body for King Alfred Motor Services

1932 Oswald became sole managing director on Eustace Short‘s death

1935 Public company incorporated; principally involved in manufacture of large flying boats for civil and military purposes

1936 Short Brothers (Rochester and Bedford) and Harland and Wolff agreed to form a new company to build aircraft in Belfast; Shorts would own 60 percent of the company; the shares would be distributed to existing shareholders. The company was named Short and Harland.

1938 First flight of the innovative Short-Mayo composite aircraft.

20 July: The first “heavier than air” commercial crossing of the North Atlantic took place using the Short-Mayo composite – Imperial Airways‘s Short S20 floatplane G-ADHJ was launched from the Short S21 flying boat G-ADHK near Foynes and flew non-stop to Montreal, a distance of 2,930 miles in 20 hours 20 minutes. The return flight was via the Azores and Lisbon.

1939 Established Kent Alloys Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary, to handle the company’s activities in non-ferrous metal casting

1937 Aero-Short Bros
1937 Aero-Short Bros
1939 1215Aero-Short Bros
1939 1215 Aero-Short Bros

1943 Company nationalized; after much delay it was decided that the price should be the mid-market price before the announcement but many shareholders disputed this and went to arbitration.

1946 The arbitrator decided a much higher price would have been appropriate but this was overturned on appeal

1947 Decided to concentrate its activities at Belfast. Short and Harland Ltd changed their name to Short Brothers and Harland and decide to acquire parts of Short Brothers (Rochester and Bedford) which was then liquidated. Oswald Short became Life President of the new company.

1934 AEC Regent built with a conventional double deck body by the Short Brothers a 1934 AEC Regent built with a conventional double deck body by the Short Brothers b

1934 AEC Regent built with a conventional double deck body by the Short Brothers

1934 Leyland Tiger TS6T AUF-851Short Bros B40C 1934 B39C 1946

1934 Leyland Tiger TS6T AUF-851Short Bros B40C

1945 Short Bros – Northern Coachbuilders H56R

1945 Short Bros – Northern Coachbuilders H56R

Leyland Cub KPO3 C44 Short Brothers

Leyland G7 Short Brothers bodywork CD 7045a Short Brothers Ad05 short_brothers_medal Southdown Motor Services buses 125 Leyland N type Short Brothers body

Sunbeam A 4-wheeled 'Pathan' chassis, with a 26 seater de luxe Short Brothers coach body

Tilling Stevens B10 A2 with Short Bros body

TILLING-STEVENS B10A2  SHORT BROS.That’s it

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