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Brabazon aeroplane with Price rubber components
Fitted with Price rubber items
Inshore minesweepers fitted with Price engine mounts
Submarine clad with P[rice manufactured tiles
Daring class destroyer fitted with Price engine mounts
Over 200- minesweepers
Brabazon
Submarines
Saracen
Daring Class  Ships
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      J PRICE (of BATH) LTD established 1936
PRICE OF BATH
ISO 9001: 2001
All had engine mounts or rubber  components made by  J Price



































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A bit of company history. 1939 ball production ceased and war work producing tyres and rubber items took over. 1947 saw J Price with the Admiralty(MOD) developing anti vibration units for ships engines,generators and compressors. Still made today and used around the world
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Manufacturing rubber components 80 years for small and large companies                                                 

 

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Early 1900s
Founder, Joseph Price,starting working life as an engineer
moved to the John Bull rubber  company in Leicester, on
development of rubber tyres,which were in their infancy.
Later moving to  Firestone’s tyre factory in the London area.

Meeting the owner of the Box factory,he was persuaded to
Come to Box and run a small factory,developing and making
Rubber products,including car and lorry tyres,tennis balls and squash balls.

1939,war time,ball production ceased,switching to  making,rebuilding of tyres and rubber components for cars armoured vehicles tanks etc.
Registering J Price(Bath) in 1947,later absorbing
   the Box business that had ran into difficulties.
Derek, a son, joined the business in 1947,still
 developing balls and other rubber products.
Louise,one of Derek’s daughters joined the business 2
Years ago and is deeply involved in running the business.
Allowing Derek to ‘take time off?. To retire? Not likely to happen !.