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March 1960.

of Rainhill, Liverpool. Telephone: Prescott 6255/6 (2 lines) Telegraphic Address: "Stoves, Rainhill"

1920 Company incorporated[1]

By 1928 Falk, Stadelmann and Co had a controlling interest[2]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. "Bakerloo", "Hewhome", "Reliable", "Kitchenette", "Household" Gas Cookers. "Matchless", "Silo-Matchless", "Silo", "Rayflex", "Convex", "Simplon", "Portal", "Ravec", "Supervector" Gas Fires and Heaters. "Argyll" Hotplates. Glide Gas Iron. "P.C." , "Popular", "High-Efficiency" Gas Rings. (Stand No. Ca.707).[3]

1971 The company's main product was the Newhome gas cooker, which had about 15% of the UK market. Had introduced the first self-cleaning oven lining. Also made the Clipper gas fire. Became part of the new company Newhome-Veritas Ltd[4]

c1970s Works Manager : Terry Ennis. A large manufacturing site making gas cookers and gas fires, sold almost exclusively through the regional gas boards. Production facility included semi-automatic foundry, machine shop, stove enamelling, assembly lines, warehouse and despatch, product development. The factory is still there trading as Glen Dimplex Home Appliances.[5]

Note: (07//08)

  • Stoves Ltd are still in the Merseyside area and have their own website: [1]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 10, 1971
  2. The Times, Jun 20, 1928
  3. * 1937 British Industries Fair p421
  4. The Times, Dec 10, 1971
  5. Contributed by Colin Massey.