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Charles Reginald Belling (1884-1965) of Belling and Co
1884 Charles Reginald Belling was born at Bodmin, Cornwall.
He served an apprenticeship in electrical engineering with Crompton and Co of Chelmsford.
He subsequently joined the staff of Edison Swan Electric Co at Ponders End.
1913 He acquired additional factory space at Derby Road, Edmonton. The range of products widened to include electric water heaters (1913) electric cookers (1919) and immersion heaters (1920).
WWI Made heating and cooking equipment for submarines and ovens for canteens. Belling bought out his 2 partners.
1923 Charles Albert Marques and Charles Reginald Belling formed a business under the railway arches at Broxbourne Station to make miscellaneous concrete products which later became Concrete Utilities.
1935 Took Belling and Company private
1965 Died on a ship in the Bahamas. In his will, he left £1 million for a technical school to be built on the 60 acres lying to the side of Owls Hall Farm, his home in Enfield, in the hope of bridging the deep divide between pure research and its shop floor application.