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Liverpool Electric Cable Co

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1921.
1926.
May 1944.

of Linacre Lane, Bootle, Liverpool

1901 Company established in city centre.

1912 New site, adjacent to the docks, purchased, and factory built

1914 Manufacturers of vulcanised rubber and rubber bitumen insulated cables. [1]

1926 Patent - Improvements in and relating to insulated electric conductors. [2]

Manufactured high- and low-tension cables, paper-, rubber-, and varnished-cambric-insulated cables, mining cables, motor car cables, flexible cords, and aerials.

1937 Advert in British Industries Fair Catalogue as Maker of C. M. A. (Cable Makers' Association) Cables. Manufacturers of Electric Wires and Cables for all purposes. (Electricity: Industrial and Domestic Section - Stand Nos. Cb.501 and Cb.409) [3]

1937 Electric cable manufacturers. "Liverpool" Electric Cables. [4]

1945 Patent - Improvements relating to electric cable coupling boxes. [5]

By 1957 the 4 companies were marketing their products in a coordinated fashion: London Electric Wire Co and Smiths, Frederick Smith and Co, Liverpool Electric Cable Co, Vactite Wire Co (see advert)

1959 Acquired by AEI Cables.

See Also

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  • [3] Competition Commission

Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. [1] Wikipatents
  3. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert p564; and p384
  4. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  5. [2] Wikipatents