Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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December 1960.
February 1962.
November 1963.

Venner Ltd, electro-mechanical engineers, of New Malden.

1906 Business founded by R. Venner.

1911 Business incorporated as Venner Time Switches Ltd, a private company.

1937 Venner Time Switches was launched as a public company. [1]

By 1953 the parent company had adopted the name of Venner Ltd; Venner Electronics was a wholly-owned subsidiary; accumulator development was progressing; the company had been responsible for most of the "Belisha Beacons" installations in the UK; foreseeing an opportunity in the UK, the company had acquired exclusive rights to an American design of parking meter. [2]

1961 Manufacturers of automatic electrical switchgear and scientific apparatus, including time-switches, parking meters and electronic instruments. 1,200 employees. [3]

1970 Acquired by AMF International.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 21, 1937
  2. The Times , Jul 01, 1953
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. The Times, Mar 14, 1970