Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,103 pages of information and 233,633 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Micanite and Insulators

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

of Empire Works, Walthamstow, maker of electrical insulating materials

1958 AEI acquired Associated Insulation Products from Elliott Automation, giving AEI control of one of its principal suppliers of materials. AIP held 54 percent of Micanite and Insulators, supplier of heavy insulation equipment; English Electric Co held 7 percent of the equity and AEI held 39 percent[1]

1969 Became part of GEC Power Engineering which then rationalised the business, including closing the Empire Works, as well as the works of Richard Whiffen at Ashton under Lyne[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 3, 1958
  2. The Times Aug. 5, 1969