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Taylor Tunnicliff & Co.

This page is treated as a dumping ground for information on Taylor Tunnicliff and anything you can add would be appreciated, when enough data of consequence is available I will compile it into something a bit more comprehensive.

his firm, which has achieved world fame in the manufacture of high-grade ceramics for the electrical industry was founded in the year 1867 by Thomas Taylor and William Tunnicliff for the purpose of making specialized pottery articles .

Operations were started at a small factory at Shelton, which soon became inadequate to meet demands and its activities were transferred to much larger premises at Eastwood, Ltd, Hanley (more recently enlarged by adjacent buildings housing well-equipped laboratories) which, to this day, remain the Registered Offices of the group of firms controlled by Taylor Tunnicliff (Electrical Industries) Limited.

To increase production capacity, factories were built at Stone and Longton, and in 1938, the Holding Company, under the Chairmanship of Sir John Kent, C.B.E., was formed to control the Companies in the Taylor Tunnicliff group comprising:  Taylor Tunnicliff & Co. Ltd., Hanley and Stone; Taylor Tunnicliff (Refractories) Limited, Longton; Electric & Ordnance Accessories Co. Ltd., Shelton; with a majority holding in Electric Transmission Ltd., at Etruria.

much squarer shoulders than other manufacturers. wire ridges ar generally fatter and more rounded, top slope is steeper and shorter.

making for GWR, GPO

Medium & small white terminators

small black terminators


1950's advert from Wireless World magazine

taylor tunnicliff and co advert

Taylor Tunnicliff (Refractories) Ltd

Albion Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. London Office: 125 High Holborn, WC1. Phone Stoke-on-Trent 5272 & Holborn 1951/2

Current - Normacot Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. ST3 1PA. 01782 501174 fax 01782 328807

Also - Taylor Tunnciliff Ltd, Albion Works, Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. ST3 1PH map ref E391320, N343200

Period advert, 3rd rail insulators, courtsey Mike Ashworth Design & Heritage Manager, London Underground Ltd

taylor tunnicliff and co advert