Bulpitt & Sons

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Bulpitt & Sons Ltd
Industry Manufacturing
Fate Bought out; wound up.
Founded 19th century
Headquarters Birmingham, England
Products Domestic electrical appliances
A Swan electric kettle in brass, at the Museum of Liverpool, England

Bulpitt & Sons Ltd was an electrical goods manufacturer and limited company in Birmingham, England, established as a brass founder in the late 19th century.[1]

In the early 20th century the company registered The "Swan Brand" name.[1]

In the 1920s, the company began manufacturing domestic electrical appliances including kettles and irons.[1] They developed the first submersible electric heating element.[1]

In the 1970s, the company became a subsidiary of BSR (Housewares) Ltd., originally Birmingham Sound Reproducers, manufacturers of turntables for playing records.[1]

The rival French company Moulinex acquired the Swan Brand in 1988[1] and Bulpitt & Sons (Swan Brand) Ltd was eventually dissolved on 21 May 1989, just short of a century after the company's foundation.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Swan Products Ltd". Swan Products Ltd. Retrieved 30 November 2011.