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Limit Engineering Group

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September 1953. Limit Fans.

Maker of small electric motors, of Islington, London

1924 Private company incorporated.

1955 Name changed.

1955 Company made public[1]; subsidiaries included Limit Manufacturing Co Ltd which made small industrial electrical motors, ventilation equipment and fans; Limit Tools and Gauges Ltd; Limits Sales Ltd. Almost all of the motors used in Vent-Axia fans were supplied by the company.

1957 Controlling interest acquired by Camp Bird[2]. Developed small d.c. motor for use in portable appliances[3]

1959 Production of Electronic Reproducers Ltd and Electronic Reproducers (Components) Ltd was transferred from Bletchley to Limit's premises at St. Albans[4]

1961 Manufacturers of automatic screw and repetition parts, press works, laminations, plastic mouldings, pressure die castings, f.h.p. electric motors, table and ceiling fans. 400 employees. [5]

1963 Acquired by Electro Dynamic Construction Co as well as:

  • Limit Manufacturing (Holdings)
  • Limit Sales (Holdings)
  • Limit Tools and Gauges (Holdings)[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 17, 1955
  2. The Times, 18 April 1957
  3. The Times, Nov 11, 1957
  4. The Times, Monday, Dec 14, 1959
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  6. The Times, Sep 25, 1963