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National Pressure Cooker Co

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1950. Presto cooker.
1957. Tower Brand.

Maker of Presto branded pressure cookers, of Fort Works, Wolverhampton.

1920 Company founded.

A subsidiary company of Midland Metal Spinning Co Ltd.

1948 Private company.

1955 Midland Metal Spinning became part of Midland Aluminium.[1].

1961 Manufacturers of "Presto" pressure cooker and electrical cooking appliances. 150 employees. [2]

1974 Became part of Tube Investments.

1986 TI sold Russell Hobbs and Tower Housewares to Polly Peck.[3]

1991 When Polly Peck collapsed, Russell Hobbs was sold to Pifco.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 07, 1955
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Times, December 12, 1986