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John Wright and Co

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March 1903. Wright's Eureka Cooker.
October 1909.
October 1909.
December 1910.
April 1913.
1927. St. Andrew gas-heated steam radiators.
May 1928.

of Essex Works, Aston, Birmingham. Telephone: Birmingham Central 2169. Telegraphic Address: "Eureka".

1862 Company established.

1890 John Wright and Co was registered on 21 June, to take over the business of gas engineers of the firm of the same name.

1900 In July, the undertaking of the Eagle Range and Gas Stove Co (registered in 1894 as the Eagle Range and Foundry Co) was absorbed. The name was then changed to John Wright and Eagle Range [1]

By 1914 John Wright and Eagle Range was amalgamated with Eagle Range and Grate Co

1919 Radiation Ltd was formed to acquire any or all of the shares of John Wright and Eagle Range and Richmond Gas Stove Co[2]

1932 Company made private.

1932 Name changed.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. "Regulo" controlled New World Gas Cookers. High "Beam" Gas fires. Gas Radiators. Gas-operated Hot-water Apparatus and large cooking apparatus for hotels and boarding houses. (Stand Nos. Ca.603 and Ca.502) [3]

1961 Manufacturers of kitchen ranges, gas fires and cookers and space heaters. 1,200 employees. [4]

1967 Radiation was taken over by Tube Investments[5].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times, 7 June 1919
  3. 1937 British Industries Fair p437
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times, 24 August 1967