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Tudor Accumulator Co

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April 1908. Advert in French.

of 50 Grosvenor Gardens, Westminster, London, SW1

of Barnmeadow Works, Dukinfield, near Manchester.

of 119 Victoria Street, London S.W. (1911)[1]

Company established to work the patents of Henri O. Tudor (who lived in Luxembourg). A number of other Tudor companies were set up elsewhere in Europe.

1897 Company incorporated

1902 Agreement with Accumulatoren Fabrik AG.

1905 Accumulatoren Fabrik AG acquired control of the company.

1911 G. D. Mathews joined the Firm.[2]

1908 formed rail-welding department.

1917 95% of the shares, which were owned by enemy aliens, were vested in the Public Trustee; Chloride tried to buy these shares but did not succeed; Hart Accumulator Co, D. P. Battery Co and Pritchetts and Gold bought the shares jointly between themselves. The Rail Welding Co was spun off to handle the rail-welding business.

1922 Chloride Electrical Storage Co acquired an equal share with the 3 other battery companies in the ownership of the Tudor company.

1930s One of the main manufacturers of traction batteries in the Chloride group[3].

1937 Accumulator manufacturers. [4]

1958 Dukinfield works closed; lead acid traction battery production transferred to D. P. Battery Co.

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Sources of Information

  • Competition Commission report: [2]