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Telegraph Condenser Co

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September 1933.
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June 1949.
September 1949.
December 1951. Picopack Electrolytic Condensers.
September 1953.
June 1955. Printed circuits.

Telegraph Condenser Co (TCC), manufacturers of condensers and other electrical and electronic components, of Wales Farm Road, North Acton, London, W3. Telephone: Chiswick 4884. Cables: "Telefarad, Act, London". (1929)

of Bathgate, Edinburgh (factory)

1906 Sidney George Brown formed the Telegraph Condenser Co to manufacture and market his inventions.

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Condensers for wireless transmission and reception, telegraph, telephone, and cable work. Condensers for all smoothing purposes, including battery eliminators, mains units, and high frequency condensers of mica and paper dielectric. (Stand No. MM.46). [1]

1933 The Telegraph Condenser Co expanded; the business was turned into a public company; Alice Brown made sure that she and her husband retained full financial and managerial control.

1943 S. G. Brown retired and sold his interest in the Telegraph Condenser Co to a syndicate.

1947 Opened a new factory at Bathgate, Edinburgh

1949 Acquired the condenser manufacturing interests of United Insulator Co[2]

1960 Agreement with Sprague Electric Co of USA to acquire UK rights to all Sprague patents[3]

By 1960 was a subsidiary of BICC; the rapid increase in demand for electronic components for radios had benefitted the company whilst there had been less increase in demand for BICC's heavier types of capacitors[4]

1961 Manufacturers of electrical condensers, ceramic bodies for certain types of capacitors, fuses and insulating materials. 2,500 employees. [5]

1963 Telegraph Condenser Co merged its printed circuit board interests with Technograph Electronic Products which company was renamed Technograph and Telegraph[6]

1964 Protected the company's interests in aluminium cans by purchasing Satellite Engineering Co, which specialized in impact extruded aluminium containers for all purposes[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1929 British Industries Fair Page 164
  2. The Times, Jun 06, 1949
  3. The Times, Jun 18, 1960
  4. The Times, May 23, 1960
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  6. The Times, May 08, 1964
  7. The Times, May 08, 1964