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Vactite Wire Co

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of Acton London

1919 Founded by Augustus Charles Hyde

Sold to London Electric Wire Co

By 1957 the 4 companies were marketing their products in a coordinated fashion: London Electric Wire Co and Smiths, Frederick Smith and Co, Liverpool Electric Cable Co, Vactite Wire Co (see advert)

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