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Royce Electric Furnaces

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1942 James Royce Industrial Electric Furnaces Ltd were in Belmont Road, Chiswick[1] - question is whether they are connected?

1956 Acquired by Efco[2]

1961 Within the Efco group, Royces focussed on smaller, highly-specialised furnaces[3]

1964 Exported semi-conductor furnaces to Russia[4].

1966 Joint company formed with Thermco Products Inc of USA called Royce Thermco to supply diffusion furnaces and ancillary equipment to the semiconductor industry worldwide[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Order form [1]
  2. The Times, Aug 02, 1957
  3. The Times, Sep 20, 1961
  4. The Times 31 March 1964
  5. The Times, Oct 10, 1966