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Glow Worm Boilers

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May 1931.
May 1931.
July 1949.
February 1962.
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October 1963.
November 1963.

Glow Worm Boilers Ltd. of Derwent Foundry, Milford, Nr Derby.

1929 Part of Anthracite Radiation

1931 Glow Worm Boiler and Fire Co Ltd, Newman Street, London (see advert)

1934 Retail premises at Upper Regent Street, London[1]

1950 Acquired by South Western Industrial and Water Corporation

1951 Manufacturer of oil and solid-fuelled cookers, domestic boilers and contractor for the government[2]

1955 Became part of Midland Aluminium when that company split out of South Western Industrial.

1957 Owned by Midland Aluminium[3]

1974 Midland Aluminium was acquired by Tube Investments

1981 Glow Worm Boilers and Radiation-Ascot, both part of Tube Investments, were 2 of 6 boiler makers investigated for collusion in raising prices[4]

1987 TI Group sold its home heating division, Glow Worm Boilers and Parkray, to Hepworth Ceramic Holdings[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 12, 1934
  2. The Times, Feb 21, 1951
  3. The Times, Dec 13, 1957
  4. The Times, Jun 30, 1981
  5. The Times, April 02, 1987