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Hart Accumulator Co

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of Marshgate Lane, Stratford, London

1898 Edward Clark, who had worked at Electrical Power Storage Co at Millwall, founded the Hart Accumulator Co[1].

1898 Incorporated as a Limited Company. The company was registered on 23 December[2]. Principal interest in batteries for train lighting [3].

1902 June. Description of their works.[4]

1911 Catalogue on storage batteries. [5]

1912 Controlled by J. Stone and Co Ltd [6].

1914 Storage Battery Manufacturers. Employees 350. [7]

1917 Chloride tried to buy the 95% of the shares of Tudor Accumulator Co which were vested in the Public Trustee but did not succeed; Hart Accumulator Co, D. P. Battery Co and Pritchetts and Gold bought the shares jointly between themselves [8]

1925 Provided £200 worth of batteries free of charge (money-wise!) to John Logie Baird to help with his early television experiments.[9]

1926 M. C. L. and Repetition was set up by J. Stone and Co, Hart Accumulator Co and D. P. Battery Co to manufacture "repetition" parts (principally nuts and bolts) but also made magnetos on a small scale[10].

1928 National Accumulator Co formed to hold all of the shares in D. P. Battery Co and a major interest in Hart Accumulator Co; the company was owned by J. Stone and Co and other competitors

1929 Chloride Electrical Storage Co acquired National Accumulator Co [11]. .

1937 Electric accumulator manufacturers. [12]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 11 January 1928
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. Competition Commission report: [1]
  4. Automotor Journal 1902/06/07
  5. The Engineer 1911/11/24 p550
  6. Competition Commission report: [2]
  7. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  8. The Times, 15 June 1917
  9. 'Television and Me: The Memoirs of John Logie Baird' by John Logie Baird, edited and introduced by Malcom Baird, revised and expanded edition published by Mercat Press Ltd. 2004
  10. Competition Commission report [3]
  11. Competition Commission report: [4]
  12. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries