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Electrical Apparatus Co

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of St Albans.

of Vauxhall Works, South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 (1922)

1906 Business established

1907 Company incorporated

1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with patented relay starters for machines.

1921 Mr T. K. Evans was district manager in charge of the Manchester branch was transferred to London. Mr H. H. Pollard was appointed district manager to the Manchester district in his place.[1]

1922 Manufacturer of electricity meters, electrical switches and mining type switchboards, electrical motor control gear. 700 employees.

1924 Exhibited an electric motor control gear including a hand-operated starting pillar suitable for use with all types of direct-current motors, and an oil-immersed reversing drum controller for use in fiery mines for haulage, winding engines, fans, etc.[2]

1926 Mr W. A. Benger was of the Yorkshire Agency of the company.[3]

1937 Electrical motor control and switchgear manufacturers.

Henry Ralph Champion Partridge (d.1962) was a director [4]

1953 Public company - dealing started in ord. shares[5]

1963 Airedale Electrical and Manufacturing Co of Apperley Bridge joined with the Electrical Apparatus group of companies[6].

1968 Allen West and Co acquired Electrical Apparatus Co after West raised its offer[7].

1971 Advertised sale of the freehold of the St Albans factory and office; it had been built in the 1930s[8].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1921/10/21
  2. The Engineer 1924
  3. The Engineer 1926/06/25
  4. The Times (London) , November 20, 1962
  5. The Times, 17 December 1953
  6. The Times, 27 August 1963
  7. The Times 15 February 1968
  8. The Times, 8 March 1971
  • The Engineer of 1st October 1920 p332