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Nife Batteries

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Aug 1935.Great Western Railway GWR Centenary.
April 1952.
1952. Battery Unit for Mine Shaft Signalling.

of Hunt End Works, Redditch

1918 The Swedish battery company Svenska Ackumulator AB Jungner started a subsidiary company in the UK under the name Batteries Ltd, using the brand name NIFE, and operating at Hunt End Works, Redditch.

1933 The Chloride Electrical Storage Co acquired a controlling interest in Batteries Ltd and renamed it NIFE Batteries Ltd. The purchase included the NIFE brand name for use in the British Commonwealth. The Swedish company, Jungner, retained the NIFE brand name for use elsewhere and use of the brand name Jungner in the British Commonwealth.

1936 Chloride Electrical Storage Co acquired Britannia Batteries Ltd. This gave them the Union Street premises and the Britannia and Alklum brand names.

1937 Electric batteries. NIFE Batteries.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. A complete range of "Nife-Neverfayle" Emergency Lighting Equipments incorporating the "Nife" Nickel Cadmium Alkaline Battery. Batteries for all purposes. Complete range of Portable Lamps, including the Miner's Safety Lamp. (Stand No. Cb.613)

1939 Nife Batteries Ltd: see Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1947 NIFE Batteries Ltd and Britannia Batteries Ltd were merged to form Alkaline Batteries Ltd operating from the Union Street area.

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