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Cables and Plastics

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August 1945.

Cables and Plastics Ltd. of 9-13 Newton Road, Leeds, 7. Telephone: Leeds 41036-7. Cables: "Capplast, Leeds". London Office at Victoria Street, W1. (1947)

1941 Private company.

1947 British Industries Fair Advert as manufacturers of C.A.P. Extruded Plastic Mouldings, Rods, Tubes, Sections, Strips and Shapes. Also Electric Cables - Polythene insulated and Polyvinyl Chloride sheathed - more fully shown at Birmingham Fair. (Plastics Section - Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 847) [1]

1961 Manufacturers of scientific instruments, electric cables and plastic materials. [2]

1985 Hawker Siddeley acquired this private company, maker of mains and general wiring and cables, which would become a special unit managed by Crompton Parkinson Cables[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 385; and p53
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. HS 1985 Annual report