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of Lumford Mill, Bakewell, Derbyshire, and,
66 Victoria Street, London.
1888 Company founded as the Dujardin-Plante Battery Co. which developed prototype accumulators.
1895 Private company incorporated.. The new enterprise would provide the batteries needed in the electrification of large English houses.
1898 Manufacturing plant installed at Bakewell in Arkwright's disused water-powered Lumford Mill.
1914 Manufacturers of storage batteries and accessories. 
1917 Chloride tried to buy the 95% of the shares of Tudor Accumulator Co which were vested in the Public Trustee but did not succeed; Hart Accumulator Co, D. P. Battery Co and Pritchetts and Gold bought the shares jointly between themselves
1926 M. C. L. and Repetition was set up by J. Stone and Co, Hart Accumulator Co and D. P. Battery Co to manufacture "repetition" parts (principally nuts and bolts) but also made magnetos on a small scale..
1955 Cessation of the use of two large waterwheels at the works, formerly used to drive Lumford Mill, following the fracture of a gear segment. One of the wheels, 25 ft dia and 18 ft wide, was made by Hewes and Wren, and parts are preserved at Bakewell Old House Museum. The other wheel, 21 ft dia and 7 ft wide, was made by Kirkland and Son of Mansfield. Together they drove a generator.. Kirkland & Son of Bleakhills Foundry?
1955 Jesse Nadin, General Manager and Director, was awarded the MB 28 Dec 1956
1961 Lead acid battery manufacturers. 400 employees. 
1972 The company was voluntarily wound up
The former factory at Lumford Mill is now in multiple occupation by various companies.
Bakewell Old House Museum has a good display of photographs and small items connected with the company