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Revo Electric Co

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September 1944.
June 1945.
July 1945.
1934. Superspeed cooker. Badged for the Croydon Corporation Electricity Dept. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
Exhibit at the Ceredigion Museum‎.
Exhibit at the Ceredigion Museum‎. (Detail).
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of Tipton, Staffordshire. Telephone: Tipton 1891. Telegraphic Address: "Revo, Tipton"

1907 Private company formed as Cable Accessories Co.

1932 Exhibited at Blackpool exhibition a small selection of their Street Lighting Fittings, several types of brackets, sample street lighting standards and a REVO Traffic Signal.

1936 Company made public.

1936 Exhibited at APLE Conference a range of lanterns for sodium vapour and mercury vapour discharge lamps. The Hoodalite, Magnalite and Progress lanterns were all shown.[1]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Electric Cookers, Boiling Plates, Fires, Irons, Kettles, Fans, Wash Boilers, Tubular and Panel Heaters, Switchgear, Street Lighting, Standards, Brackets and Fittings, Concrete Standards, Industrial Lighting Fittings, Traffic Signs, Guard Posts, Enamelled Signs. (Stand Nos. Cb.505 and Cb.404). [2]

1937 Electric heating and lighting equipment. [3]

1938 Patent - Improvements relating to electric hot-plates.

1939 Exhibited at APLE Conference. Described the C10737 (sodium) and C10766 (mercury) lanterns during this conference, both lanterns also featured in their adverts.[4]

1945 Exhibited a lantern using low pressure sodium and gas filled tungsten lamps, designed to overcome the objections by some lighting engineers to the colour of low pressure sodium. The combination of lamps was so disposed that the maximum correcting effect was directed across the roadway where it was of most advantage and detracts least from the remarkable definition obtained from mono-chromatic Sodium light.[5]

1946 Patent - Improvements in double pole electric switch mechanism.

1956 Acquired by Duport.[6]

1961 Manufacturers of industrial and street lighting equipment, control gear, electric fans, switchgear, domestic electric cookers and appliances, electronic equipment. Vitreous enamellers to the trade and brassfounders. 2,000 employees. [7]

1967 Duport sold the goodwill, patents, trademarks of Revo Electric Co to English Electric Co; the manufacturing capacity would be redirected to other parts of the Duport business.[8]


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