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Venner Accumulators

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August 1951.
December 1951.
June 1955.
March 1957.

of New Malden, maker of silver-zinc batteries, a subsidiary of Venner Time Switches and then Venner Ltd.


The silver-zinc battery was identified as an opportunity by Arthur Albert Rowse; it was widely used in aircraft and guided missiles

1950 The new lightweight type of accumulator was available in 28 sizes[1]

1959 The silver-zinc accumulator was selling in increasing numbers such that the company made a contribution to group profits[2]. This accumulator was used to power telemetry equipment in rockets and guided missiles because of its low specific weight.

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Sources of Information

  1. Flight 10 August 1950
  2. The Times, Sep 01, 1959