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Enfield Cable Works

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October 1945.

Electric wire and Cable manufacturers, of 296/302 High Holborn, London, WC1.

of Brimsdown, Middx (works)

1913 Enfield Electric Cable Manufacturing Co began production at Brimsdown[1]

1919 Enfield Ediswan Cable Works Ltd was incorporated to take over the business. Incorporated as a public company. Edison Swan Electric Co bought shares in the company and Ediswan was included in the name of the company.

1921 Death of Sir Ralph Percy Ashton, deputy chairman of Enfield Ediswan Cable Works[2]

1923 Issue of preference shares to fund expansion and construction of a rolling mill for rolling copper rod and strip. Edison Swan sold its shares and the name Ediswan was removed from the company's title.

1928 Changed accounting year to match calendar year[3]

1933 Patent - Improvements in electric cables.

1933 Patent - Improvements in flexible electric cables.

1937 Advert in British Industries Fair Catalogue as Maker of C. M. A. (Cable Makers' Association) Cables. Manufacturers of Electric Wires and Cables for all purposes. (Electricity: Industrial and Domestic Section - Stand Nos. Cb.501 and Cb.400)

1959 Acquired by Enfield Rolling Mills

From 1959 to 1964 joint owner with Standard Telephones and Cables of Enfield-Standard Power Cables Ltd.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, June 18, 1923,
  2. The Times, April 30, 1921
  3. The Times August 2, 1928