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BTH: Domestic Appliances

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c1936. Monitor-top Refrigerator. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
Monitor-top Refrigerator. Exhibit at York Castle Museum.
Monitor-top Refrigerator. (Detail). Exhibit at York Castle Museum.
Washing machine.
Refrigerating Unit Badge, 2013.
Refrigerating Unit, 2013.
May 1931.

Note: This is a sub-section of BTH

1934 BTH-made domestic appliances, except refrigerators, were marketed through Hotpoint Electric Appliance Co, a subsidiary of BTH[1].

1935 W. R. Blackshaw and Co were agents for BTH refrigerators.

1937 Hotpoint was a listed Exhibitor at the British Industries Fair. A complete range of Domestic Electrical Appliances, including Cookers with Torribar Radiant Boiling Plates, Washing Machines and Ironers, Cleaners, Torribar Immersion Heaters and Circulators, Kettles, Irons, Toasters, Fires, Fans, etc. (Stand No. Cb.600) [2]

1949 Hotpoint incorporated Premier Electric Heaters and International Refrigerator Co, both owned by AEI; the Peterborough factory of BTH, making refrigerators and washing machines, would be incorporated at a later date[3].

Presumably became part of AEI Appliances

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 12 April 1934
  2. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 376
  3. The Times, 14 June 1949