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Higgs Motors

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1933.The Works of Higgs Motors at Witton, Birmingham.
Type LU. 920 RPM.
Generator. 70 VDC. 1.2 kW. 16 Amp.

of Witton, Birmingham, 6. Telephone: BIRchfields 4545. Telegraphic Address: "Higswiton". (1937)

1912 Company founded by Walter Frank Higgs.

1912 Moved to the Witton site. Formerly in Sherbourne Street. Made electric motors.

1924 Moved to Perry Barr.

1933 Private company.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Industrial and Fractional Horse-power Electric Motors and Dynamos. Motor Generator Sets. Geared Motor Units. Motorised Polishing Spindles. Motorised Bench Grinders. Component Parts, etc. (Stand No. Cb.408)

1961 Agent stockists in fifty-four overseas markets. Manufacturers of electric motors and generators from fractional horsepower to 1,000 HP. Contractors to H.M. Government. 1,000 employees.

1962 Acquired by Newman Industries[1].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 15 June 1962