Villiars

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    trac-grip-1954
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    Bought somthing last weekend that i saw for sale on facebook here in cornwall, Its not a engine but it was made by villiers back in the late 1930’s
    its a twin burner petrol stove called the inferno, Had a look on line and they made a single burner stove aswell.

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    alan
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    It’s interesting what some companies made. I recall that Huffy ride-on-mowers were (and still are) bike manufacturers and also made sewing machines. Husqvarna made all sorts including household and kitchen appliances including washing machines and cookers, and also motorbikes.

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    wristpin
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    Follows and Bates who are best known for making lawnmowers, also made an orange slicer for marmalade making.

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    ianb
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    I have attached a word document which is snippets and pics I have collected over time whilst researching for my book. You may have found this info on-line already but it is here for others who may be interested. If you decide to sell I would be interested, to add it to my Villiers collection. If you have or take any pics I would appreciate those to add to my library.

    The single burner stove was called the Mar-Vil which is a little bonkers for those that know the engine of this name! The two burner was the Inferno and there was also a variant of it called the Farmer’s Glory.

    I was amazed when I came across these products a while back and it made me wonder what else Villiers made. Originally they made bicycle gears and free-wheel hubs before engines. In the original factory they had a tool shop where they made all of their own tooling. They obviously did consultancy work and that took off and in the end they moved their tooling factory to a new site in Wednesfield and created a company called Villiers (Tool Developments) Ltd in the early 60s, renamed Viltool in 1966. They basically supported all of British Engineering and manufacturing, I have a Viltool company brochure which lists types of work and clients. The stoves must be 1930s onwards.

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    1. Stoves.docx
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