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Credenda Conduits Co

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1918. From Kempes Directory 1918.

of Chester Street, Aston, Birmingham

1897 The New Credenda Tube Co of Birmingham was wound up[1]

1912 Credenda Conduits Co, of Chester Street, made tubes and was entering the new field of electrical conduits[2]

1916-21 Annual reports in Coventry Archives[3]

1918 Steel conduits for electrical Installations. Advertised alongside Tubes Ltd which had just been formed to incorporate Credenda Conduits Co and several others. Tube makers, of Smethwick

1919 Tube Investments was registered as a public company, combining the seamless steel tube manufacturing companies of Tubes Limited, Credenda Conduits Co, Simplex Conduits Ltd, Star Tube Co [4]and St. Helen's Tube and Metal[5][6]

1931 Credastat automatic oven thermostat - patented by the Credenda Conduit Co Ltd, Birmingham 1931, used on Creda electric cooker with oven of 1933. One of the early electric cookers to be fitted with a Credastat automatic oven thermostat. Credastat was an optional extra on Creda cookers at this time. [7]

1932 Simplex Conduits merged with Credenda Conduit Co to form Simplex Electric Co which began to manufacture Creda domestic cooking appliances in addition to lighting equipment and conduits[8].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 17 August 1897
  2. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Oct 02, 1912
  3. National Archives
  4. The Times (London, England), Saturday, Nov 01, 1919
  5. [1] Wikipedia
  6. The Times, Tuesday, Feb 14, 1961
  7. Science and Society Picture Library: [2]
  8. Material relating to Simplex Electric Company Ltd [3]