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G. W. B. Furnaces

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November 1954.

Furnace makers, of Dudley, Worcs

1931 Private company formed. Presumably as G. W. B. Electric Furnaces

1953 Name changed.

1955 Associate of Gibbons (Dudley), makers of electric furnaces, also small packaged boilers and control instruments[1]

1961 Manufacturers of industrial electric furnaces, "Powermaster" oil and gas fired packaged boilers; electrical control gear; "Eternite" case hardening compounds. 500 employees.

1966 Acquired by Adwest Group[2].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times 22 June 1955
  2. The Times 31 May 1966