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British Industrial History

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October 1952.
March 1960.
February 1962.
November 1963.
February 1968.
March 1979.

of Colchester

Post WWII: Woods of Colchester introduced Xpelair fans for use in kitchens and bathrooms.

1966 GEC acquired the parent company[1]

1998 General Domestic Appliances was reorganised with the Redring and Xpelair brands split off to become GDA Applied Energy.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 1 March 1966