An aviation legend
Established in 1937 by Frederick Gordon-Lennox, the 9th Duke of Richmond, and Edmund Hordern, the Hordern Richmond Aircraft Company began with the construction of the Autoplane twin-engined aircraft. The company later became synonymous with the design and manufacture of aircraft propellers, providing many of the propellers for fighters and bombers during World War II.
Today, Hordern Richmond is still closely associated with the manufacture of aircraft propellers for both historic and modern aircraft under the auspices of the Hercules brand.
Hordern Richmond's illustrious history of innovative design, intuitive engineering and fine craftsmanship continues though into the products we make today. Our company brings together a broad range of world class talents from traditional leather workers to precision wood machinists.