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Potterton Boilers

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Boiler badge found at Joseph Williamson's House site. (image credit: The Friends of Williamsons Tunnels).
August 1958.
February 1962.
December 1962.
November 1963.
June 1989.

Division of Thomas De La Rue and Co at Warwick.

1946 Thomas De La Rue and Co acquired Thomas Potterton (Heating Engineers) as the basis for a new business in gas water heaters. [1]. De La Rue leased additional factories at Gateshead, which would be used for production, and Elstree, which would mainly be used for development.

1958 The Potterton division of De La Rue made several types of Potterton Boilers

1958 Launch of oil-fired boilers was badly affected by the Suez Crisis[2]

1964 Investment in French, German and other companies in Europe[3]

1973 De La Rue sold the Potterton central heating operation to Birmid Qualcast[4]

1981 Potterton International was a of 6 boiler makers investigated for collusion in raising prices[5]

2013 Potterton Boilers was in liquidation; previous names of company: Radco Ltd, Myson Holdings Ltd[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 10 February 1947
  2. The Times, Jul 24, 1958
  3. The Times, Oct 23, 1964
  4. The Times, Oct 31, 1973
  5. The Times, Jun 30, 1981
  6. London Gazette 9 September 2013