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Hewittic Electric Co

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December 1929.

of Hersham, Walton-on-Thames.

1906 Company formed as Westinghouse Cooper-Hewitt Co Ltd[1].

1908 British Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co Ltd announced that Cooper Hewitt mercury discharge lamps would be manufactured in the UK, having previously been made in France and Germany[2].

1909 Converted into private company

1911 Westinghouse Cooper-Hewitt Co demonstrated mercury vapour lamps at the Electrical Exhibition[3].

1920 Name changed to Hewittic Electric Co

1937 Manufacturers of electrical machinery. "Hewittic" Electrical Appliances.

1938 Manufacturers of glass bulb rectifiers[4]

1946 Formed Hackbridge and Hewittic Electric Co Ltd by acquiring the transformer manufacturing company of Hackbridge Electric Construction Co and the New Switchgear Construction Co [5].

1947 Hackbridge and Hewittic Electric Co went public

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 10 April 1947
  2. The Times, 4 November 1908
  3. The Times, 11 October 1911
  4. The Railway Gazette, November 30, 1938 (1938 Annual Overseas Railways Number)
  5. The Times, 10 April 1947