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Edison Accumulators

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Edison Accumulators Ltd, importer of products from Edison Company of America including batteries and Automatic and Edison (American) electric vehicles.

1913 Company set up by the US Edison Company to import and sell batteries from the parent company [1].

1913 Arrol-Johnston Motor Co of Dumfries built a new factory to build electric cars powered by Edison storage batteries[2]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of electric vehicles see the 1917 Red Book

1928 Acquired by Accumulatoren Fabrik AG; name changed to Britannia Batteries Ltd.

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Sources of Information

  1. Competition Commission report [1]
  2. The Times, Jan 28, 1914
  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris