Ferodo Brake Linings Ltd.
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This view shows the brake testing plant at Ferodo Brake Linings Ltd. The Ferodo brake lining company (now Federal Mogul) was founded in 1897 by Herbert Frood, who developed a revolutionary new braking material in his garden shed at Combs, within the parish of Chapel. He pioneered the manufacture of woven cotton brakes for horse-drawn carts then developed more hard-wearing and heavier duty brakes for motor vehicles.