Proctor Silex

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Proctor Silex
Subsidiary
Predecessor Proctor Electric
Silex Company
Founded 1960
Headquarters Glen Allen, Virginia, U.S.
Area served
North America
Products Home appliances
Owner NACCO Industries
Parent Hamilton Beach Brands
Website www.proctorsilex.com
Proctor Silex electric can opener

Proctor Silex Co. was created in 1960 with the merger of Proctor Electric and Silex Company.[1] In 1988, Proctor Silex was acquired by NACCO Industries, Inc.[2] In 1990, NACCO also acquired Hamilton Beach Brands as a subsidiary and merged the two companies.[3] [4]

Proctor Silex made electrical household appliances including Vacuum coffee makers and vacuum coffee machines.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proctor Silex company history". http://www.proctorsilex.com/company-history.php. Retrieved 26 September 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ "NACCO company history". http://www.nacco.com/history_bannerpopup.html. Retrieved 26 September 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "NACCO company history". http://www.nacco.com/history_bannerpopup2.html. Retrieved 26 September 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ "Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex Inc. History". http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/hamilton-beach-proctor-silex-inc-history/. Retrieved 26 September 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ http://www.oldcoffeeroasters.com/1914_silex.htm
  6. ^ The script for the 1979 movie Alien contains an example of generic use of the term "Silex" for "coffee machine". [1]

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