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formerly Austin Lighting Co and owned by Chance Brothers

1954 April. Chance's entire engineering division, which included Austinlite, was then sold to J. Stone and Co. in Deptford and became part of Stone-Chance and thereafter became just a brand name.

1956 Tailor-made equipment supplied by Stone-Chance (see advert)

1964 The factory at Malvern was expanded because of the demand for the rotary switches made there[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 13, 1964