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of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
of Bedlington Station, Northumberland (1953)
1937 Private company formed as Welwyn Electrical Laboratories Ltd by Edward Bernard Bull (1896-1953).
Maker of wire-wound resistors
WWII: Asked by government to increase production of vitreous enamelled resistors and to produce carbon resistors, most of which had previously been imported. Became associated with Worcester Royal Porcelain Co, making use of part of Worcester's factory
1946 40 percent of the share capital was acquired by Worcester Royal Porcelain
1953 Became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Worcester. Occupied factories at Bedlington Station and Stockton-on-Tees; porcelain production was established at Worcester's factory Tonyrefail.
1959 Launched metal oxide film resistor under the name Metox
1960 Name changed to Welwyn Electric
1961 Electrical and electronic components manufacturers. 1,800 employees.
1968 Royal Worcester re-acquired the 26 percent of shares that it did not own
1968 Welwyn Electric offered hybrid integrated circuits; it had 5 years experience in bulk production methods
1970 Electronics accounted for most of Royal Worcester's profits; the focus was being switched form resistors to micro-electronics
Presumably became Welwyn Electronics