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Ferranti: Transformers

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1906.
1921.
1922.
1927. Low-Tension Winding.
1927. Outdoor Transformer Removed from Case.
1927. Erecting Terminal.
1927. Complete Transformer.
1929. 7500 kVA 3-phase tap-changing transformer.
1929. 20,000 kVA 3-phase tap-changing transformer.
August 1937. Transformers.
Ferranti 500KVA oil-filled distribution transformer, c.1939
Ferranti 500KVA oil-filled transformer name plate, c.1939
1942. 20,000 kVA, 66,000V Transformer.
January 1944. Transformer Leaving Works.
April 1945.
November 1946.
1950. 230kV Transformer.
1952. 100MVA, 132kV Transformer.
1958.
1982.
1984. Transformers.
1984. Transformers.

Note: This is a sub-section of Ferranti

1905 After the reorganisation of the company, its focus was on Switch Gear, Transformers and Instruments.

1921 A separate Transformer Division was set up, rebuilding the transformer business which had languished over the past decade.[1]

1926 The Central Electricity Board was created to construct the national grid, something Sebastian Ferranti had advocated for a long time. Ferranti Ltd won the largest single share of the orders for large three-phase transformers, having persuaded the commissioners to use this type of equipment in place of the planned single-phase equipment.

1930 Large contracts were in hand to supply transformers and meters for the Central Electricity Board. The company had customers all over the world[2]

1957 The Distribution Transformers Department was set up

1967 Closure of the Distribution Transformers Department.

1974 the Transformer Division ran into financial difficulties, which led to the Company accepting help from the National Enterprise Board and a reduction in the Ferranti family shareholding.

1975 The Transformer Division was closed.

1982 Transformer sales were handled by the Professional Components Division (see advert)


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Sources of Information

  1. Biography of S Z de Ferranti, ODNB
  2. The Times 1 July 1930