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Bells Asbestos and Engineering Supplies

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February 1931.

Bell's Asbestos and Engineering Supplies, merchants of insulation products, Bestobell Works, Slough

1929 Turner and Newall sold Bells United Asbestos Co's merchanting interests to Bells Asbestos and Engineering Supplies Ltd, a company outside the Turner and Newall group formed for the purpose; the goods sold were to be manufactured by Turner Brothers Asbestos Co[1].

1931 Bell's Heat Appliances was formed as a subsidiary of Bell's to manufacture and sell AGA Cookers[2]

1937 Asbestos manufacturers. "Belfry", "Bestobell" Asbestos Specialities. "Salamander" Asbestos Specialities [3]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

c.1964 Bell's Asbestos and Engineering Holdings and Pye formed a joint venture Bell Home Appliances[4]

1966 Bells acquired Pye's share of Bell Home Appliances when Philips bid for Pye.

1970 Company now known as Bestobell

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Sources of Information

  1. Competition Commission report [1]
  2. The Times, Feb 01, 1934
  3. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  4. The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Dec 06, 1966