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Venner Time Switches

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July 1938. Hour Meter.
6th January 1939. Light Sensitive Switch.

of Kingston By-Pass Road, New Malden, Surrey

c.1911 Company incorporated[1] by Mr. R. F. S. Venner, Mr. R. C. Graseby and Ernest Edward Sharp in succession to the Venner private company

1937 Public company launched[2].

By 1953 the parent company was Venner Ltd; Venner Electronics was a wholly-owned subsidiary; accumulator development was progressing; the company had been responsible for most of the "Belisha Beacons" installations in the UK; foreseeing an opportunity in the UK, the company had acquired exclusive rights to an American design of parking meter[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jun 24, 1943
  2. The Times, Jul 21, 1937
  3. The Times , Jul 01, 1953