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British Insulated Cables

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1929. Butt and Spot Welding Machines.
May 1930.
December 1936.
July 1938.
30th December 1938.
2nd March 1941.
May 1944.

of Prescot, Lancashire.

of Surrey House, Embankment, London, EC2. (1937)

1890 British Insulated Cables had its origins in the British Insulated Wire Co of Prescot, near Liverpool.

1902 The name was changed to British Insulated and Helsby Cables after the amalgamation of the British Insulated Wire Co Ltd and the Telegraph Manufacturing Co Ltd.

British Copper Refiners was established as a subsidiary in adjacent premises

1925 The company changed its name to the British Insulated Cables Ltd (BIC).

1930 Acquired Macintosh Cable Co from Dunlops who had decided not to continue in the cable industry in view of their general programme of expansion in the rubber manufacturing industry.

1937 Advert in British Industries Fair Catalogue as Maker of C. M. A. (Cable Makers' Association) Cables. (Electricity: Industrial and Domestic Section - Stand No. Cb.501 and Cb.400) [1]

1937 Electric cable manufacturers. [2]

1937 G. H. Nisbett is MD

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1945 The company became British Insulated Callenders Cables or BICC, after the merger with Callenders Cable and Construction Co.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert p564; and p339
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  • [1] Knowsley Local History