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of Cricklewood (1934)
of Sloane Street, London
1924 Company formed to manufacture electric vacuum cleaners
1929 Moved to larger factory
1931 Enlarged the factory
1932 Started to make refrigerators.
1934 Public company incorporated to acquire the company. Maker of Vac-tric cleaners. Refrigerators had been discontinued
1946 Factory moved to Scotland which, combined with reversion to peace-time work, considerably distrupted the company's business
1952 Due to drop in demand, production was discontinued at the Newhouse, Scotland factory and production facilities elsewhere were sought
1955 Strengthened the business by rehousing the service and precision control motor departments and expanding the precision tool section
1957 Introduced electric washing machines
1958 Sold its hire purchase subsidiary
1961 Manufacturers of small electric motors, floor polishers, washing machines and vacuum cleaners.