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M. L. Magneto Syndicate

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ML of West Orchard, Coventry. Telephone: Coventry 5001 (3 lines). Cables: "Carlton, Coventry". (1929)

Formerly Morris and Lister

When the company name changed the directors were David King Morris, George Anslow Lister and E. A. Watson

1919 January. Advert - More than 60,000 magnetos have been supplied to HM Government in past three years.

1919 Became part of Smiths Industries. [1]

1920 Catalogue of magnetos. [2]

1920 June. Article on their Oscillating High-tension Magneto. [3]

1929 Advert for: Anode Converters; Rotary Transformers; Motor Generator Sets for Anode and Filament supply to Power Amplifiers for Radio, Public Address, Gramophone Reproduction, etc.; Synthetic Resin Mouldings in Bakelite; and various other products - of all descriptions. (Wireless Section - Stand No. MM.75) [4]

1930 M. L. Magneto Syndicate Ltd was a lighting, starting and ignition business owned by Smiths. Its sale by Smiths to Joseph Lucas Ltd for the sum of £116,250 was related to a general trading agreement made between Lucas and Smiths.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar of 4th January 1919 p7
  2. The Engineer of 6th Feb 1920 p130
  3. The Engineer of 11th June 1920 p600
  4. 1929 British Industries Fair Advert 242 and p109
  • [1] Competition Commission Web Site