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Telephone Manufacturing Co

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May 1922.
1929. Loud Speaking Telephone.
1947. Temco.
1949. Temco Clocks
September 1953. Temco.

of Hollingsworth Works, Martell Road, West Dulwich, London, SE27.

of 37 Upper Berkeley Street, London, W1. Telephone: Paddington 18679. Cables: "Arwelidite, Wesdo, London". Works: Telephone Manufacturing Co Ltd., Hollingsworth Works, West Dulwich, London, SE27

1915 Company established at Dulwich

1922 Second annual general meeting of the company held[1].

c. 1935 The Telephone Manufacturing Co used the trademark Temco for their synchronous and other electric master clocks circa 1935.

1937 Manufacturers of noise-proof and general telephone apparatus. "T.M.C." Telephones. [2]

1947 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturers of 'Temco' Synchronous Electric Clocks, suitable for 200-250volts A.C. 50 cycles time-controlled supply. Temco Electrical Wiring Accessories. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stands No. E.1753 and 1769) [3]

1947 T. M. C.-Harwell (Sales) was responsible for marketing Temco Clocks (see advert)

1959 Company made a loss

1960 Take-over bids from Pye (as a means of diversifying their business) and from a consortium of AEI, Automatic Telephone and Electric Co, Ericsson TelephonesLtd, GEC, Plessey Co and STC (for reasons of standardising the system, coping with excess capacity in the face of reduced orders and in order to develop a response to the Post Office's Bulk Supply arrangements)[4]. Pye was successful in acquiring the company

1976 TMC and Pye fully merged

1977 Pye T.M.C. Components Ltd became Pye Electro-Devices Ltd[5]

1983 From this company PED is formed

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 9 November 1922
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 343; and p271
  4. The Times, 19 July 1960
  5. Companies House