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of 24 Newman Street, Oxford Street, London, W1. Telephone: Museum 9144/9. Telegraphic Address: "Hotpoint, Rath, London"
of 21 Berners Street, London, W.1. (1921)
of Peterborough (1964)
1911 The Hotpoint Electric Heating Company was formed in the United Kingdom.
1925 Patent - Improvements in and relating to electric radiators.
1929 The formation of Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) brought together BTH and Metropolitan-Vickers, companies in which General Electric Co (GE) was closely involved. Hotpoint was in the BTH part of the group.
1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. A complete range of Domestic Electrical Appliances, including Cookers with Torribar Radiant Boiling Plates, Washing Machines and Ironers, Cleaners, Torribar Immersion Heaters and Circulators, Kettles, Irons, Toasters, Fires, Fans, etc. (Stand No. Cb.600) 
1949 Hotpoint incorporated Premier Electric Heaters and International Refrigerator Co, both owned by AEI; the Peterborough factory of BTH, making refrigerators and washing machines, would be incorporated at a later date.
1956 Patent - Improvements in the manufacture of electric heating elements.
1958 Announcement by AEI-Hotpoint of major expansion of its Llandudno Junction and Peterborough factories.
1968 GEC and EMI merged their domestic appliance businesses, British Domestic Appliances and GEC (Domestic Equipment) producing the largest refrigerator maker in the UK and major share in washing machines, cookers and small electrical appliances, which was then called British Domestic Appliances.
2001 December: Merloni Elettrodomestici purchased the other 50% from Marconi plc (formerly GEC).
2005 Merloni renamed itself Indesit Company and Hotpoint continued as a major brand of that company.
Hotpoint is a major brand of electric appliances or "white goods" today owned by Indesit and General Electric.