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Young Accumulator Co

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October 1936.
October 1937.
March 1938.
April 1940.
October 1941.
October 1951.
October 1956.

of Burlington Works, Arterial Road, New Malden, Surrey (1937)

of Malden Way, Kingston By-Pass, New Malden, Surrey. Telephone: Malden 1171. Telegraphic Address: "Youngacc, New Malden". (1937)

of Newport (1961)

1927 Company founded.

1929 Public company.

1930 Patent - Electrical storage batteries. [1]

1933 Advertisement in Who's Who in British Aviation.

1934 Patent - Improvements in and relating to electrodes of secondary batteries and to method of making the same. [2]

1936 Formed Associated Electric Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd, a private company in which the company held a large interest, for the purposes of acquiring 2 electric vehicle manufacturers (Electricars of Birmingham and A. E. Morrison and Sons of Leicester) who made 70% (by value) of UK production of such vehicles; both were customers of Young's for traction batteries[3].

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for accumulator battery for electric traction. Chosen by many of the largest operators, giving unequalled satisfaction to every user. For electric traction batteries which stand up to severest strains and tests are required, and, in those respects, the Young Accumulator is recognised as outstanding. (Electricity: Industrial and Domestic Section - Stand No. Cb.902) [4]

1937 Accumulator manufacturers. "Renown" Batteries. "Super-Armoured" Batteries. "Exchange" Batteries. [5]

1941 Acquired by Crompton Parkinson

1942 Reverted to private company.

1961 Manufacturers of electric batteries for motor vehicles. 370 employees. [6]

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