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British Industrial History

Pritchetts and Gold

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September 1913.

of Feltham, and Dagenham

1901 Company incorporated. Manufactured traction batteries and also a few electric cars.

1915 Amalgamated with the Electrical Power Storage Co Ltd.

1917 Chloride tried to buy the 95% of the shares of Tudor Accumulator Co which were vested in the Public Trustee but did not succeed; Hart Accumulator Co, D. P. Battery Co and Pritchetts and Gold bought the shares jointly between themselves[1]

1918 Acquired the Peto and Radford accumulator business.

1920 The successor company Pritchett and Gold and E. P. S. Co Ltd was incorporated.

1922 Pritchetts and Gold considered buying an alkaline battery business and, having tested the various products, decided that the Jungner battery was superior to others.

1922 Pritchetts and Gold acquired some shares in Worsnop and Co and Alklum Electrics and considered buying their alkaline battery business but decided that the Jungner (of Sweden) battery was superior.

1922 Chloride Electrical Storage Co acquired controlling interest in Pritchetts and Gold[2].

1923 Pritchetts and Gold made an agreement with Jungner under which it acquired one-third of the capital of Batteries Ltd and agreed to have no other alkaline battery interests. Pritchetts and Gold's interests in Worsnop and Co and Alklum Electrics were sold to Batteries Ltd.

1960s Pritchett and Gold and E. P. S. Co Ltd was still operating

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 15 June 1917
  2. Competition Commission report [1]
  • Competition Commission report: [2]