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Ioco Rubber and Waterproofing Co

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February 1921.
August 1933.
February 1943.
Jan 1945.

Netherton Works, Anniesland, Glasgow, W3, Scotland. Telephone: Scotstoun 2201. Telegraphic Address: "Ocoproof, Glasgow"

1907 Company founded, to make fabric for airships.

1911 Vickers acquired control[1]

1924 Vickers made provision made against reserves reflecting the change in Ioco's business to develop electrical insulating materials[2]

1926 Patent - Improvements in or relating to rigid airships.

1927 Patent - Improvements in the manufacture of moulded india-rubber hot water bottles, air cushions and other articles of a similar nature.

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Insulation for all Electrical Purposes. "Formapex" Products (Bakelite type), Cbale Cottons, Boards (cloth and paper), Tubes, Oiled Papers, Bearings, Gear Blanks, Slot Insulation, "Artoco" Interior Panelling, Varnishes, Adhesive Tape, Treated Paper, Metallised Fabric, "Linapex" Insulating cloths and Silk. (Electricity: Industrial and Domestic Section - Stand Nos. Cb.813 and Cb.730)

1937 Rubber manufacturers, electrical insulation, material and waterproofers. "Formapex" Miocarta for Bearings and Silent Pistons.

1938 Private company.

1944 Name changed - to Ioco Ltd.

1961 Manufacturers of mechanical rubber goods and hose, laminated plastic boards, gears and bearings and insulating materials flexible. 577 employees.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 27, 1934
  2. The Times, May 31, 1924