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Hackbridge and Hewittic Electric Co

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December 1950.

Hackbridge and Hewittic Electric Company, of Walton-on-Thames, makers of large capacity transformers, rectifiers and switchgear.

1906 Private company incorporated Westinghouse Cooper-Hewitt Co

1920 Name changed to Hewittic Electric Co

1946 Company formed by bringing together the transformer and rectifier and switchgear manufacturing companies of Hewittic Electric Co, the Hackbridge Electric Construction Co and the New Switchgear Construction Co [1].

1947 Went public.

1960 Acquired 96% of Bertram Thomas (Engineers) Ltd[2].

1960 Formed Combined Electrical Manufacturers Ltd as result of merger with Switchgear and Cowans Ltd, in which this company already had a significant shareholding and one with which there was an exchange of 3 directors[3].

1961 Manufacturers of power and distribution transformers, mercury rectifiers, mercury vapour lamps, electrical switchgear and high power quantity lamps and overhead line switchgear.[4]

1961 In conjunction with Easun Engineering Co had formed Hackbridge Hewittic and Easun Co of Madras which was manufacturing transformers in India[5].

1967 English Electric Co acquired Combined Electrical Manufacturers

1969 As result of GEC acquiring English Electric Co and AEI, Hackbridge and Hewittic Electric became part of GEC Transformers[6].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 10 April 1947
  2. The Times, 17 August 1960
  3. The Times, 1 September 1961
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times, 1 September 1961
  6. The Times, 10 January 1969