of plugs and sockets
|The museum is grateful to Jan de Bondy for
providing data about Canadian electro-technical companies. Additional
sources of information:
• internet sites of companies and information given by Wikipedia.
• 'progress is fine' blogspots by Gerald van Wyngaarden (blogspot-links are added to company info).
Asterisks indicate companies that are represented in the museum collection; see Classic North American plugs and sockets page.
|Amalgamated Electric Corporation Ltd
started in Toronto production of plugs, sockets and switches in
1929. The company was acquired in 1955 by General Electric Co. of
England in 1955. Later ownership was transferred to the Canadian
General Electric Company. In 1982 CGE sold AEC to the Canadian company
Federal Pioneer Electric Ltd. (originally named Pioneer Electric). In
1990 FPE became a wholly owned subsidiary of the French company
See also blogspot.
In 1949 Henri B. Etlin founded 'HB Etlin" in North York, Ontario.
Originally a metal stamping facility. In the mid 1990s, associates in
Etlin-Daniels purchased Electrical Devices Inc.
The product range comprises light fixtures and components, and electrical and mechanical hardware, including power cords and adapters.
||★||Canadian General Electric Company Ltd.
(CGE). Company was the Canadian counterpart of the American-based
General Electric. Both originated in 1892 from mergers of Edison
Electric (Schenectady, New York / Hamilton, Ontario) and
Co. (Lyn, Massachusetts / Montreal, Quebec). In 1989 CGE became a
wholly-owned unit of General Electric (Boston,US) and renamed General
The CGE logo was introduced in 1904 and replaced by GE logo in the early 1930s.
||Hale Brothers Ltd, Montreal, Quebec;
trade name: Halebro. The Hale Brothers started
manufacturing of Bakelite electrical accessories in the 1920s. The
company was bought in 1953 by the U.S. company Leviton and renamed
Leviton Manufacturing of Canada Ltd. Until the mid 1960s Canadian-made
products were marked "H.B. Leviton". Montreal is no longer a production
location, but serves as Leviton's Canadian head office. see also blogspot.
|★||Smith & Stone Ltd.
Founded in 1919 by William Smith and "Benny" Stone in Georgetown,
Ontario. Manufacturers of electrical accessories. Started in 1923 their
own porcelain production. and moved into thermoplastics in 1953.
In 1944 S&S became part of Duplate Canada, manufacturer of amalgamated products and safety glass. In 1988 S&S was sold to Hammond Manufacturing of Guelph, but Hammond put S&S in 1989 for sale. The company had to close down in 1992. See also blogspot.
|D i g i t a l M u s e u m o f||P l u g s a n d S o c k e t s|