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Bill Switchgear

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February 1937. New factory.
6th January 1939.
November 1946.
September 1953.

of Aston Lane, Perry Barr, Birmingham.

1912 Became private company - S. Bill and Co

1936 Name changed to Bill Switchgear

1937 Moved to new factory.

1961 Manufacturers of low tension airbreak switch and distribution gear. 1,250 employees. [1]

1968 Death of Robert William Bill, chairman of the company, aged 92[2]

1974 Acquired the interests of Heenan Spark in the Monmer Foundry[3]

At some point became part of Delta Metal Co's Electrical Division

1998 The Electrical Division was consolidated under the MEM brand

2003 The Electrical Division of Delta was acquired by Eaton Corporation of USA, including the MEM, BILL and Holec brands

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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times, Feb 13, 1968
  3. The Times, Jan 16, 1974