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The Latest News

25
Feb

The 1937 Bugatti Type 57S goes to auction

As precision engineers and gear manufacturers, we were delighted to have had the opportunity to assist Bill Turnbull with the preservation of his beautiful 1937 Bugatti Type 57S. One of only three left in the world, which went to auction last week and fetched over £4 million! A fantastic and rare opportunity to have worked ...
5
May

We’re hiring – Gear Cutting Specialist

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced Gear Cutter to join our team. You will need to demonstrate you meet the following criteria:- – Setting and operating Gear Shapers for Spurs/Sprockets/Special Forms – Setting and operating Gear Hobbers for Spurs/Sprockets/Helicals/Wormwheels – Setting and operating Bevel Cutting machines for straight tooth bevels – Setting and …

2
Feb

Transforming Classic British Motorcycles

At Charles Leek we manufacture high quality motorcycle gears for one of our customers in France, Alton. Our specialised gears are used to create bespoke and complex conversion kits, enabling the electric start of the engine on Norton or Velocette motorbikes, which would need a traditional kick start otherwise. Classic bike enthusiasts around the world …

5
Jun

The Knife – Heathrow Terminal 2

Leek Gears are delighted to have manufactured worms, worm wheels and gears for Rob Higgs’ latest mechanical sculpture, The Knife, commissioned by Heston Blumenthal for his Perfectionists’ Café at Heathrow Terminal 2. Leek Gears also supplied gears for one of Rob’s previous works, The Corkscrew. We think you’ll agree, they are pretty amazing and we …

28
Mar

Roger Dibnah joins the Charles Leek team

We’re delighted to welcome our newest team member, Roger Dibnah, to the Charles Leek team! Roger joined us in February, bringing with him his expertise in milling and turning. On top of his work in these areas, he’s also being trained as a Gearcutter, which will help us take our well-established gearcutting expertise into the next …