Earlier existing ag machine co.
This firm, founded in 1842, by Nathaniel Clayton and his brother-in-law, Joseph Shuttleworth, was highly active in terms of manufacture related to propulsion, early on with steam engines, and later with internal combustion, as well as airplane production. Export was key to the firm, with branches in Vienna (Austria), and later in Pest (Hungary), Prague (now Czech republic), Cracow (Poland) and Lemberg (now Ukraine). The firm became a limited company in 1901, and Alfred Shuttleworth (1843–1925), son of co-founder Joseph Shuttleworth, became chairman.
A Sopwith Camel B7270, flown by Canadian pilot Roy Brown, was officially credited with shooting down the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen.
The company struggled in the Great Depression, differently in different countries.
Sopwith Triplane, Sopwith Camel, HP 0/400, and Vickers Vimy.