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Witton James

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Witton-James Ltd, maker of the Witton James system of printing-press electric control, of The Hyde Electrical Works, Hendon, London, N.W.9

1910 Business established

1922 Managing Director: H. V. James. Electric power specialists to the printing and textile industries, automatic electro-magnetic feed reel brakes, variable speed driving equipment for DC and AC circuits

July 1946 - A worker's strike enters its fifth week which demanded the re-instating a dismissed worker and the recognition by the management of the right of shop stewards to negotiate with the management on the issue of redundancy.[1]

By 1953 was an associated company of GEC[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Socialist Appeal, August 1946, Page 2
  2. GEC, its History, Structure and Future by T. W. Heather. 1953