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Makers of gas and oil burning equipment including cookers, mantles.

Existed from 1970 to 1973 when taken over by Valor.

Formed by Jessel Securities consisting of;

1971 Veritas gas mantle production had moved to Chiswick by August 1971 and had a factory in Malta at the Bulabul trading Estate.[1]

Chairman : Harold Leeming (from Bolton) Managing Director : Ron Fulford Assistant to MD : Pat Broadley (Ex English Electric and Scottish former professional footballer)

Seconded various individuals based at Stoves, which was by far the biggest company in the group, to resolve problems at the other plants. These included Colin Massey, Dave Charters, John Naylor, and Roy Porter.

1973 Acquired by Valor Co[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Contributed by C. Massey.
  2. The Times Apr 19, 1973
  • The Times, Dec 10, 1971