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British Driver-Harris Co

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of Gaythorn Mill, Albion Street, Manchester. - 1937

of Bird Hall Lane, Cheadle Heath, Stockport. - 1961

1908 Company founded.

1917 Private company formed.

1921 Name changed.

1937 Cable and wire manufacturers. "Nichrome" Wires, Cables and Resistances.[1]

1961 Electric resistance wire and cable manufacturers. Contractors to Government Authorities. British Railways and Municipal Authorities. 620 employees.[2]

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