Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,457 pages of information and 245,911 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Lighting Trades

From Graces Guide

of 55 Garratt Lane, Wandsworth, London, SW18.

1920 Company incorporated, initially as Record Gas Mantle Co; the company name was subsequently changed to Lighting Trades Ltd.

1921 First AGM of the company[1]

1926 Acquired J. and W. B. Smith

1930 ICI which had a controlling interest in the company, purchased the remaining shares for cash[2].

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Incandescent Mantles, Gas Burners for domestic and street lighting work. Gas Fires, including the "Handiheater" fitted with patent block fuel, without gas or air control. "Kernscreen" Models. Modern Gas Fittings. (Stand No. Ca.604).[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 01, 1921
  2. The Times, 1 December 1930
  3. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 383