Deposit N228 - Australian Porcelain Insulator Company deposit

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Australian Porcelain Insulator Company deposit


  • 1913 - 1978 (Creation)

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32 boxes

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(1914 - c. 1978)

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The company which originally operated from 1914 as the Australian Porcelain Company Pty Ltd changed its name in 1927 and was registered as the Australian Porcelain Insulator Company Pty Ltd on 29 September 1927. The company also acquired the Australian Porcelain Works Pty Ltd in 1916. It was managed by members of the Crow family including James Crow and Robert Crow. The company, which produced high tension porcelain insulators, was located at the original site of the Yarraville Woollen Mills. In January 1965 the company became a subsidiary of the English company Royal Doulton, and was renamed Doulton Insulators Australia Pty Ltd. Mr G H Beanland was appointed as the company's Managing Director. During 1977, Doulton Insulators Australia Pty Ltd met difficult trading circumstances and in the 1970s Royal Doulton sold this subsidiary.

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Financial records, annual reports, sales catalogues, wages sheets and staff records, share material, minute books, drawings, agreements and correspondence.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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Entered from deposit description on 9 August 2011




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