Packing Dept., English Electric Co., Stafford

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Date:1940 - 1950 (c.)

Description:Packing meters on the Lichfield Road (Main Works) site in Stafford. In the 1960s the Meters Department transferred to a new factory, Meter Relays and Instruments (MRI) which was built on a separate site in St Leonards Avenue. Later during GEC’s ownership the Meter factory relocated in 1975 to the old Lotus factory in Stone and was known as GEC Meters, subsequently this became ABB Meters.

This image is taken from a glass plate negative donated to the Staffordshire County Museum by Alstom Power, Lichfield Road, Stafford.

Additional information:
Siemens Brothers purchased the land in 1901 and built the factory and offices which were ready to start production in 1903. In 1918 Siemens merged with several companies, including Dick, Kerr and Co., to become the English Electric Co. Two years later in 1920, The English Electric Co bought the Stafford Works. The English Electric Co merged with GEC (The General Electric Company) during 1968 and the Lichfield Road Site became part of GEC Power Engineering Ltd. On 22 March 1989 became part of GEC ALSTHOM, an Anglo French Joint Venture. On 22 June 1998 became part of ALSTOM with global HQ in Paris and to date (March 2014) continues to be part of the ALSTOM Group.


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Creators: Mr Andy Ellis, Alstom Power, Stafford - Contributor

Image courtesy of: Mr Bob Metcalfe

Donor ref:AE-02 (192/27050)

Source: Mr Bob Metcalfe

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