Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Metropolitan-Vickers: Electric Motors

From Graces Guide
1923. Electric winding plant at Hilton Collieries.
1929. Vertical Pump Motor.
1929. Centrifugal Extraction Pump.
1935. Synchronous Motor Generator Set for Rolling Mill Drive.
February 1936. High-Tension Cubicle Type Switchboard.
March 1957.

Note: This is a sub-section of Metropolitan-Vickers

A substantial business in electric motors had been developed by the predecessor company, British Westinghouse.

1920s Larger machines were developed for use in rolling mills and for mine winders.

1921 Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company Ltd rebuilt an armament factory on Attercliffe Common in Sheffield, a 9-acre site, to manufacture traction motors.

1923 Attercliffe was made into a self-contained traction motor factory with its own engineering department and the manufacture of complete locomotives and electric delivery vehicles.

Continued in AEI: Electric Motors and AEI: Motor and Control Gear


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