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of Roden St. Works, Ilford and Sterling Works, Dagenham
1935 Ismay Industries was formed to take advantage of various opportunities in the electrical industry; it acquired John Ismay and Sons, manufacturer of electric lamps and gas mantles, whose shareholders gained rights to subscribe for the new company
1935 Other interests included:
1936 Rights issue to fund expansion, particularly in facilities to manufacture paper cable; also introducing a new refrigerator and an electric clock; also would offer a low tension neon lamp which provided a light close to daylight
1938 John Ismay retired due to ill-health; the auditors identified investment losses
1938 Sold the electric lamp business of John Ismay and Sons and the holding in Britannia Electric Lamp Works, which was its principal customer, and its interests in Briton Lamps Ltd. Also sold its interests in Sterling Battery Ltd and Ismay Cables Ltd
1939 The company consisted of about 70-80 interlocking companies but these were mostly "junk"; the company was to be renamed Sterling Industries; an ongoing subsidiary would be Sterling Engineering Co. Announced that would sell the half of Cossor's shares that it owned