Elliots of Newbury (EoN)
Formed 1895 and specialised in joinery and furniture production. Turned attention to aircraft components in 1939 and manufactured components and sub-assemblies for wooden and other types, including the Tiger Moth, Mosquito and Horsa and Hamilcar troop-carrying gliders. During Second World War subcontracted for many types, including Airspeed Oxford, Supermarine Spitfire, and de Havilland Mosquito.
A combination of a desire to make use of this experience and refusal by the Board of Trade to allow Elliotts to return to its prewar furniture-making activities led to a decision to enter glider manufacturing, starting with the production of an improved version of the well known DPS Meise known as the Olympia.
In August 1947 flew Eon light four-seat low-wing monoplane, later altered to re-engined Eon 2. Also made gliders (Eon, Olympia etc.). Eon T.16/48 was side-by-side trainer project by Elliotts and Aviation & Engineering Projects Ltd.
Following the death of Elliott's managing director, Mr H. C. G. Buckingham, in the summer of 1965 the firm's board of directors, after reviewing the situation, decided to end glider production due to its increasing unprofitability.