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British Industrial History

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September 1950.
September 1953.
December 1960.
March 1962.
October 1963.

of Southampton, Hants

1946 Private company formed trading as Habin Ltd.

1950 Name changed.

1959 Trade Award: First Award, Electrical Engineers Exhibition.

1959 Company made public.

1961 Manufacturers of electric oil-filled radiators, domestic infra-red heaters and fires, skirting board styled convector heaters, oil filled electric towel rails, overhead radiant heaters and pressed steel and copper water radiators.[1]

1977 Receivers appointed. Glen Electric bought the company from the receivers and resumed production at Southampton[2].

Part of Glen Dimplex Group a worldwide manufacturer of heating and domestic appliances including Belling and Morphy-Richards.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times, 9 December 1977