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Rheem Lysaght

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of St. Vincent's Works, Bristol.

1950 'U.S. Firm Plans British Extension.
Mr. Robert S. Rheem, an American industrialist, has announced the establishment of an associate factory at Bristol. The company manufactures water heaters, water softeners and other domestic appliances. Mr. Rheem, who returned recently from a visit to England, said that the associate firm Rheem Lysaght. Ltd., would be 40 per cent. American-owned, and production was expected to begin early next year.'[1]

1950 Private company. Presumably part of Guest Keen Nettlefolds

1961 Manufacturers of containers and drums. 200 employees. [2]

1968 Rheem Lysaght merged with Blagden and Noakes to form Rheem Blagden.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Coventry Evening Telegraph, 9 June 195
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Times, February 15, 1968