New Book on Skinner’s Union

Burlen Ltd, maintainers of the S.U. brand, are happy to announce the release of ‘Skinner’s Union – A History of the Skinner Family and the S.U Company‘, a book which gives a comprehensive history of the S.U. Company and the members of the Skinner family involved. This new book by Mike Harvey comprises over 300 pages with copious photographs, drawings & illustrations (many not previously published).

Skinner's Union Book

The book focuses on the period from 1908 when the leather bellow carburetter was introduced, through to Carl Skinner’s retirement in 1947 when the S.U. carburetter company became part of the Nuffield Organisation.

The book also covers Barbara and Peter Skinner’s hill-climbing and other racing activities and gives details on the skinner specials, as well as the companies contributions during WW2 manufacturing carburetters used on Rolls-Royce Merlin engines for the RAF.

This book is available to buy from the Burlen / SU website, so check it out today today. The part number is ALT 9527  and the price is just £20 plus shipping.

Note: Press release courtesy Burlen Ltd.



  1. Just received this book, it’s clear that a huge amount of work has gone into it. An easy to read, yet impressively informative book for anyone interested in the SU story. Particularly impressed with the combination of technical and biographical content, very much recommended.

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