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Pritchett and Gold and E. P. S. Co

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Name Plate from a 1960s battery charging unit in a HV sub-station.
January 1953. P. and G. Batteries.

Pritchett and Gold and Electric Power Storage Co of 82 Victoria St, London, and Dagenham Dock, Essex.

1882 Electrical Power Storage Co founded.

1901 Pritchetts and Gold company incorporated. Manufactured traction batteries and also a few electric cars.

1915 Pritchetts and Gold amalgamated with the Electrical Power Storage Co Ltd.

1918 Acquired the Peto and Radford accumulator business.

1920 The successor company Pritchett and Gold and E. P. S. Co Ltd was incorporated.

1922 Sir Archibald G. Gold was chairman

1922 Considered buying an alkaline battery business; acquired some shares in Worsnop and Co and Alklum Electrics and considered buying their alkaline battery business but, having tested the various products, decided that the Jungner (of Sweden) battery was superior.

1922 Chloride Electrical Storage Co acquired controlling interest in Pritchetts and Gold[1].

1923 Pritchetts and Gold made an agreement with Jungner under which it acquired one-third of the capital of Batteries Ltd and agreed to have no other alkaline battery interests. Pritchetts and Gold's interests in Worsnop and Co and Alklum Electrics were sold to Batteries Ltd.

1930 Public company.

1961 Manufacturers of electric accumulators with marketing organisation throughout the world. 1,284 employees. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Competition Commission report [1]
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  • Competition Commission report: [2]