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AAL Arrow Aircraft (Leeds) Ltd Aviation/Military

Aircraft manufacturer from Yeadon that produced two prototypes in 1932 but failed to find orders and concentrated on component manufacture until 1951 
Works History

ALR P.N. Lowe Rail

The late Peter Lowe rebuilt a number of engines at his Abbey Light Railway near to Kirkstall. 
Works History

APL Appleyard Road
Aviation/Military

Manufactured a few commercial vehicle bodies 
Works History

BPL Braime Pressings Ltd

Metal working firm still going strong in Hunslet 
Works History

CLAY Clayton, Sons and Co Other Items

Clayton, Son & Co Ltd had works on Pepper Road, the Moor End Works off Balm Road and the Dartmouth Works just off Dewsbury Road in the Hunslet area of Leeds. Key products were mill boilers, gas holders, water tanks and pipes, they also produced boilers for Yorkshire Patent Steam Wagon Co, a member of the same group of companies. 
Works History

Elect Electromobile (Leeds) Rail
Road

Made 'electric vehicles, trucks and locomotives' at their Prospect Works in Otley between 1914 and 1933 
Works History

Glov Glover's Motors Road

Glover's Motors, of Woodhouse Lane, Leeds Sold an "American car" designed and assembled in the UK in 1920's. Few were sold 
Works History

KL Kitson Laird or Laird Kitson Rail

For a short period this was a name carried by the company that eventually became simply known as Kitson. 
Works History

LC Lockwood and Clarkson Road

Early manufacturer of bus bodies on Barclay Street, Sheepscar, Leeds. 
Works History

LCT Leeds City Transport Road

Trams were built at Kirkstall Road works 
Works History

Leo The Bishop and Fuller Manufacturing Co Ltd Road

Made an 8hp cyclecar in 1913 called "The Leo" which was sold by Derry & Toms of Kensington. 
Works History

LFO Leeds Forge Rail
Other Items

The Leeds Forge supplied railway wagons and other items for many years. 
Works History

LTC Leeds Tramway Co Road

Produced 5 horse trams 
Works History

Rodl Rodley Road

In 1953 Henry Brown designed and had built a micro car in Rodley, a forerunner to Hunslet's Scootacar 
Works History

ROF(L) Royal Ordnance Factory Barnbow Road
Aviation/Military

Royal Ordnance Factory was opened during the First World War making ammunition later to produce many of the familiar tanks such as Centurions, Challengers and Chieftains. 
Works History

TKL Todd, Kitson and Laird Rail

The first engine makers in the Hunslet area of Leeds, they built a small number of locomotives, including the Liverpool and Manchester's Lion before changes in partnership that eventually lead to the company becoming Kitson & Co 
Works History

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