Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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Cone Fire Extinguisher exhibit in the National Health Laboratory, Yangon (Rangoon), Burma.
March 1921.
December 1927.
May 1935.
May 1935.
6th December 1935.
On view at Tiverton Museum

of Royal London House, Finsbury Square, London (1908)

of Feltham (1961)

1903 Company established.

1906 The Minimax Consolidated company was registered on 1 December, to acquire the business of fire extinguisher manufacturers, and owns and controls companies working under this company in Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy and the United States. [1]

1937 Chemical fire extinguishers. "Minimax" Fire Extinguishers. [2]

1961 Manufacture polythene lined CO2 and other fire extinguishers, fire equipment, first aid cases, catering equipment, tea and coffee making machines, espresso machines. 600 employees. [3]

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