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Electric Resistance Furnace Co

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1933. Horizontal Muffle, Vertical Muffle and Crucible Furnaces.
1943. Salt Bath Hardening Furnaces.

of 17 Victoria Street, London, SW1. Telephone: Abbey 4171 (7 lines). Telegraphic Address: Electrifur, Phone, London SW1

1930 Private company formed by the Electric Furnace Co to deal in industrial furnaces heated by electric resistance heating[1]

1937 Manufacturers of electric furnaces. [2]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Continuous Electrically-heated Kiln for Glazing Tiles. Suitable also for the Glazing and Decoration of Pottery. (Stand Nos. B.807 and B.718)

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

By 1940 was a subsidiary of Electric Furnace Co which later became Efco

1961 As the company now also made oil and gas-fired furnaces, the name was changed to Efco Furnaces Ltd[3]

1964 Had developed vacuum heat treatment which had attracted several orders[4]

1965 Developed gas-fired furnaces using radiant tubes[5]

1966 Supplied special furnace equipment for use with Pilkington Brothers new float glass process[6]

2013 EFCO Furnaces is part of the Solent Steel Engineering Group, located in Waterlooville, Hampshire[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 23, 1930
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. The Times, Sep 20, 1961
  4. The Times, Sep 24, 1964
  5. The Times, Sep 29, 1965
  6. The Times, Sep 23, 1966
  7. Efco Furnaces website [1]