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Ismay Lamps

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of Roden Street Works, Ilford, Essex

1927 Company founded as John Ismay and Sons

1938 Ismay Industries sold the electric lamp business of John Ismay and Sons as well as its holding in Britannia Electric Lamp Works, which was John Ismay's principal customer, and its interests in Briton Lamps Ltd[1]

1938 The members of the Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association jointly bought the lamp businesses of Ismay Industries Ltd.

1949 Name changed.

Trademarks: Ismay, Briton.

1961 Manufacturers of electric lamps. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 15, 1938
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE