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Sterling Engineering Co

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1947. Electrix.

of Sterling Works, Dagenham, Essex. Telephone: Seven Kings 3466. Cables: "Sterling, Dagenham"

1939 A subsidiary of Sterling Industries. Archibald Parker Welch was appointed managing director

Designer and manufacturer of the Sterling Sub-machine gun (see advert)

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for 'Science to the aid of the housewife'. Electrix equipment: Silent Cleaner; Floor Polisher; Table Grill. Also washing machines, laundry equipment and other cleaners. (Suction Cleaners Section - Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 711) [1]. Other products included The Clyde, a precision built cycle, and Connor electric washing machines (see advert).

By 1957 was a member of Sterling Electric Holdings

1957 Designer and manufacturer of the Sterling sub-machine gun (see advert). The British Army's replacement for the Sten Gun.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 241; and p263