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Belling and Co

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1919. A20 Modernette Type 43. Model Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
c1920. Domestic electric heater. Exhibit at the Musee EDF Electropolis, Mulhouse.
March 1921.
Exhibit at Pearns Steam World.
August 1935.
December 1938.
June 1953.
August 1953.
September 1953. Baby Belling.
March 1960.
Exhibit at the Bakelite Museum.
Exhibit at the Bakelite Museum.
November 1963.
September 1987.

of Bridge Works, Enfield, Middlesex. Telephone: Enfield 1123 (6 lines). Telegraphic Address: "Belling, Enfield". (1937) Also at Brunley, Lancs.

1884 Charles Reginald Belling was born at Bodmin, Cornwall.

He served an apprenticeship in electrical engineering with Crompton and Co of Chelmsford.

He subsequently joined the staff of Ediswan at Ponders End.

1912 Started his own business in Lancaster Road, Enfield, manufacturing electric heaters, with Charles Arnold.

1913 Acquired additional factory space at Derby Road, Edmonton. The range of products widened to include electric water heaters (1913) electric cookers (1919) and immersion heaters (1920).

WWI Made heating and cooking equipment for submarines as well as ovens for canteens. Charles Arnold enlisted and sold his interest in the company to Charles Belling.

1924 A new purpose-built factory was opened in Southbury Road. The premises have since been progressively enlarged.

1925 The company returned to its Enfield origins and relocated to Bridge Works.

1935 Became private company.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. A wide range of "Belling" Electric Portable and Built-in Fires for the modern home. The famous "Baby Belling" Cooker and other models, with and with our Double-glass Oven Doors and Thermostats. (Stand No. Cb.413) [1]

WWII Manufactured hand and rifle grenades, trench mortar sights, and fuel jettison tanks.

1955 Belling continued to expand their operation with the purchase of a second manufacturing site in Burnley for all production of fires; Enfield was dedicated to cookers.

1961 Electrical heating and cooking apparatus manufacturers. 3,000 employees. [2]

1965 Charles Belling died

1970 Belling launched the Baby Belling 120.

1992 Belling was acquired by the Glen Dimplex Group; a leading worldwide manufacturer of heating and domestic appliances including Dimplex and Morphy-Richards. The Chairman was committed to keeping the Belling brand and culture and unifying the Belling, Stoves, and New World brands.

Baby Belling are still in production. (03/08)

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Belling Website