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National Radiator Co

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Boiler Door.
March 1921.
Dec 1921.
1927. Ideal domestic boilers.
May 1928. Ideal Towel Rails.
January 1929.
February 1931. Ideal Britannia Oil Burning Boilers.
May 1931. Ideal Cookanheat.
05 May 1933.
April 1933.
June 1933. Ideal boiler.
November 1933.
December 1933.
January 1934.

of Ideal Works, Hull, Yorkshire.

London Showroom - Ideal House, Great Marlborough Street, W.1.

Birmingham Showroom - 35 Paradise Street.

1894 Company established; manufactured radiators, Ideal boilers, etc

1906 Factory at Hull opened.

1921 Agents in GB stoking Ideal Radiators and Ideal Boilers:- Baxendale and Co Ltd., and William Macleod and Co

1927 Ideal House was built in 1927–9 to the designs of Gordon Jeeves (S. Gordon Jeeves and C. G. W. Eve) in association with Raymond Hood for the National Radiator Co. It is a reduced version of Hood's building in New York for the American Radiator Corporation. The slabbed face of polished black granite contains five tiers of plain windows between a ground storey of show-windows and a two-stage attic where the granite is dressed with fretted metal plates, enamelled in yellow, orange, green and gold, in the taste of the Paris Exhibition of 1925.

1934 The business was acquired by Ideal Boilers and Radiators Ltd, a new public company[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 27, 1934