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Moffats Domestic Appliances

From Graces Guide
1938.
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February 1962.
January 1969.

Moffatts Ltd, of Skew Bridge, Clarendon Road, Blackburn, Lancashire. Telephone: Blackburn 5155. Telegraphic Address: "Moffat, Blackburn"

of Apex House, Feltham (1969)

1882 Thomas Lang Moffat (1836-1907), born in Fife, emigrated with his parents to Canada where he went on to develop a foundry business and then moved into making stoves, a business which was continued by his descendants, particularly Frederick William Moffat and Thomas Lang Moffat junior who both patented aspects of stove design around 1900. The business became The Moffat Stove Co of Weston.

At some point Moffats seem to have set up a factory in Blackburn.

1926 Thomas Lang Moffat (b.1866, Scotland), manufacturer, Thomas Lang Moffat (b.1907, Canada) arrived back in Canada from Liverpool; they had been in Canada until 1925[1].

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Electric Cookers. Also Heavy Duty Ranges and Refrigerators. A comprehensive line of the latest Moffat Electric Cookers, with Thermomatic oven Heat Control. Heavy Duty Ranges. Also three popular Streamline Refrigerators, Porcelain Enamelled Inside and Out, Exterior in Colour. (Electricity: Industrial and Domestic Section - Stand No. D.611) [2]

1938 Thomas Lang Moffat (b.1907), stove manufacturer, and Marjorie Moffat (b.1907), Thomas Lang Moffat junior (b.1929) and Douglas C. Moffat (b.1931) visited England from Canada; they gave their address as c/o Moffat's Ltd, Blackburn, Lancs.[3]

1967 Thorn Electrical Industries acquired Moffats Domestic Appliances of Canada, maker of gas and electric cookers[4][5]

1967 Moffats Ltd were put into voluntary liquidation[6]

1968 Thorn advertised Moffat self-cleaning domestic ovens[7]

1969 Moffat was a member of the Thorn Group (see advert)

1988 Was one part of Thorn EMI's domestic appliances businesses that was sold to Electrolux



Another Moffat company (or is this a related company?) in the same area of business:


1920s: Developments in cooking and baking technolegy were made in Australia and New Zealand. Moffat's factories there produced commercial ovens, ranges, cooktops and fryers for the local markets.

1980s Moffat introduced convection ovens and has since brought its technology to the rest of the world.

1981 Moffat Appliances released at Hotel Olympia in UK the first convection oven that required only a 13 amp power supply. It was portable and offered the additional unique features of cook and hold, grilling element.

Today Moffat has well developed global distribution strategies with country offices in New Zealand, Australia, United States and (through Blue Sea) in the United kingdom


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Canadian Arrivals
  2. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert p581; and p391
  3. UK incoming passengers
  4. The Times July 5, 1967
  5. The Times Sept 4, 1967
  6. The London Gazette 7 February 1969
  7. The Times Nov. 28, 1968
  • [1] Moffat Australia