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British Acheson Electrodes

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of Wincobank, Sheffield, Yorkshire

1915 Company founded.

1915 Private company.

1937 Manufacturers of amorphous carbon and graphite electrodes.

1961 Manufacturers of carbon and "Acheson" graphite arc furnace electrodes, graphite powders, nuclear graphite, "Karbate" impervious graphite and carbon chemical engineering plant and equipment. 1,250 employees.

1967 Had developed a new grade of graphite for the Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Nov 03, 1967