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Wild-Barfield Electric Furnaces

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1929. Vertical and Horizontal Electro-Magnetic Heat Treatment Furnaces.
August 1933.
1934. Forced-air circulation tempering furnaces.
November 1943.
April 1947.
June 1948.
August 1948.
May 1950.
January 1952.
March 1952.
May 1952.
July 1952.
November 1954.

of Elecfurn Works, North Road, Holloway, London, N7. Telephone: North 3082 (3 lines). Telegraphic Address: "Elecfurn, Holoway, London"

of Watford

1917 Private company formed by Eric P. Barfield and Lancelot William Wild

1928 Name changed.

1928 Patent - Improvements relating to electric furnaces. [1]

1929 Patent - Improvements in electric furnaces. [2]

1937 Electric furnace manufacturers.[3]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Electric Furnaces and Equipment for all heat-treatment purposes, including hardening, tempering, bright annealing, nitriding, brazing; also for Pottery Work. Melting, Enamelling, Carburising Compounds and Hardening Shop Materials. Testing Machines. (Stand Nos. Cb.403 and Cb.302) [4]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1961 Manufacturers of electric furnaces and other equipment for heat treatment. 350 employees. [5]

1972 Order for razor blade hardening furnace received from India[6]

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