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February 1962.
February 1962.
October 1963.
November 1963.
September 1987.

of Ideal House, Great Marlborough House, London, W1.

of Kingston-upon-Hull

Presumably was previously Ideal Boilers and Radiators

1961 Ideal-Standard shares traded on the Stock Exchange[1]

1963 Offered a low-line bath for the home[2]

1965 Annual results noted that the company was controlled by American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corporation[3]. Introduced gas warm air heating which could also be used for air conditioning in summer[4]

1968 Ideal-Standard of Hull acquired Valor's cisterns, bathroom and soil pipe businesses[5]; these plastics companies would continue to operate as separate businesses

1968 Joint venture formed with Marshall and Anderson to make and sell high pressure and low pressure steel boilers[6]

1969 Acquired Copperad[7]

1970 Exited steel radiators when sold the business, acquired with Copperad, to Steel Radiators Ltd[8].

1970 Announced development of a commercial boiler for the European market, which had been constructed in integrated fashion on a single site, a first for this business [9]. Sold Soilpipes to Bartol Plastics[10]

1974 Sold Copperad to Myson[11]

1976 Sold the domestic and industrial boiler business to Metal Box Co[12].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Nov 03, 1961
  2. The Times, Nov 25, 1963
  3. The Times, Mar 08, 1965
  4. The Times, Nov 15, 1965
  5. The Times, Mar 11, 1968
  6. The Times, Jun 28, 1968
  7. The Times, May 24, 1969
  8. The Times, Jan 08, 1970
  9. The Times, Jun 18, 1970
  10. The Times, Sep 14, 1970
  11. The Times, Sep 24, 1974
  12. The Times, Jun 12, 1976