Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,372 pages of information and 245,906 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Westool

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of Westool Works, Putney Bridge Road, London

of St. Helen's Auckland, Co. Durham.

1923 Westminster Tool and Electric Co Ltd was incorporated to acquire the business of Arthur Pirrie Haslam, Arthur Luscombe Tester and Jack Williams of similar name at Putney Bridge Road, London

1937 Name changed to Westool Ltd

1948 Moved to St. Helen's Auckland, Co. Durham.

1957 Manufacturer of Westool Solenoid actuators and Warner Electric brakes and clutches[1]. Supplied control systems for the Dounreay Fast Breeder Reactor[2]

Warner Electric Brake and Clutch owned 34.6 percent of the company

1970 Endura Electrical Industries acquired a controlling interest in Westool[3]

1970 Part owner Westforth Electrical and Automation would compensate holders of the shares in Westool for a shortfall in profits against projection; the other half of the shares were held by Warner Electric of USA[4]

1978 Westool Ltd renamed as Warner Electric Ltd


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Sept. 27, 1957
  2. The Times Aug. 28, 1957
  3. The Times Feb. 24, 1970
  4. The Times Aug. 26, 1970
  • companies house filings