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Lancashire Dynamo Holdings

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1951 Lancashire Dynamo Holdings Ltd was formed to hold the various companies in Lancashire Dynamo and Crypto[1]

1956 The subsidiaries were Lancashire Dynamo and Crypto, Foster Transformers Ltd, Nevelin Electric Co, Crypto Ltd, Crypton Equipment Ltd, Lancashire Dynamo Electronic Products Ltd, Dynamo and Motor Repairs Ltd[2].

1956 A new subsidiary, Lancashire Dynamo Nevelin, was formed to incorporate Nevelin Electric Co, maker of rectifiers of Croydon, and Lancashire Dynamo Switchgear (of Bridgwater) at a new site at Oxted, Surrey[3].

1956 Lancashire Dynamo Holdings acquired J. G. Statter and Co[4].

1960 Metal Industries acquired Lancashire Dynamo Holdings Ltd to provide automation capability which would be complementary to its existing businesses[5].

1961 Electrical engineers, manufacturing a wide range of electrical products. [6]

1967 Lancashire Dynamo and Crypto Ltd was acquired by AEI when Thorn EMI acquired Metal Industries[7].



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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 28 February 1951
  2. The Times, 6 June 1956
  3. The Times, 1 October 1956
  4. The Times, 11 June 1959
  5. The Times, 16 August 1960
  6. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  7. The Times, 15 September 1967