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Quasi-Arc Co

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May 1929.
1936.
September 1946.
January 1953.
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1964.

Quasi-Arc Company, electrical welding, head office Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1.

of Mile End, London (factory).

of Bilston.

c. 1911 Company founded by William Lawes Cole, Arthur P. Strohmenger and C. H. Champness.

1915 Name changed.

1930 Acquired by Turner and Newall because the company was a pioneer of the electrical welding industry in which large quantities of blue asbestos were used.[1]

1932 The company supplied electrodes made from blue asbestos and taught the public how to use them. A welding school had been established.[2]

1939 Bilston factory opened.

1955 Name changed.

part of British Oxygen's Electric Welding Division.

1961 Manufacturers and suppliers of manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic electrodes, equipment and installations. [3]

1968 Bilston plant closed and production concentrated at Waltham Cross.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 31 January 1931
  2. The Times, 1 November 1932
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. The Times Mar 28, 1968