English Electric

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English Electric
Fate Acquired by GEC
Successor(s) BAC
When it was created 1918
Defunct 1968
Headquarters Lancashire
headquartered at Strand, London
Subsidiaries Napier & Son (1942-)
The Marconi Company (1948-)
Vulcan Foundry (1955-)
Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns (1955-)
English Electric Aviation (1958-)
English Electric Leo Marconi (1964-)

English Electric[1] (EE) was a British industrial manufacturer. Founded in 1918, it initially specialised in industrial electric motors and transformers. Its activities would expand to include railway locomotives and traction equipment, steam turbines, consumer electronics, guided missiles, aircraft and computers.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gunston, Bill (2005). World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers, 2nd Edition. Phoenix Mill, Gloucestershire, England, UK: Sutton Publishing Limited. p. 164. ISBN 0-7509-3981-8.