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Parnall (Yate)

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September 1953. Parnall Electric Washer.
1950s shop advertisement. Parnall Washing Machine.
November 1963.

1946 Parnall Aircraft Ltd was renamed Parnall (Yate) Ltd[1].

1948 Parnalls had developed a utility brand of cooker and were developing others for export; also made the "Wringlet". Subsidiaries were[2]:

1953 Acquired Ewart and Son [3].

1955 Acquired Thor Appliances Ltd from Thor Corporation of Chicago; for some years Parnalls had manufactured Thor automatic washing machines, distributed by Thor Appliances[4].

1958 Radiation acquired Parnall (Yate) Ltd[5].

1961 Jackson Industries closed its Luton factory and transferred production to the Parnall factory at Yate[6]

1967 Parnall was mentioned in the defence document when Tube Investments bid for Radiation[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 11 May 1946
  2. The Times, 5 August 1948
  3. The Times, 20 October 1953
  4. The Times, 13 January 1955
  5. The Times, 26 May 1958
  6. The Times July 4, 1961
  7. The Times Aug. 24, 1967