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Electric Ignition Co of Sampson Road North, Birmingham

See Electric Ignition Co

1904 J. A. Thomson met Peter Bennett, then manager of the Electric Ignition Company of Birmingham

Later they formed Thomson-Bennett Ltd., manufacturers of electrical equipment for motor vehicles, including magnetos, spark plugs, etc

1920 Catalogue of magnetos,

1925 following the death of the majority shareholder the business was offered to Lucas who purchased it for about £35,000.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0
  • The Engineer 1920/02/06 p130