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Old 2nd Aug 2021, 10:46 am   #1
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Default The East London Rubber Co Catalogue

I was gifted this catalogue around 30 years ago. I found it again recently when looking for something else and I wondered if members would be interested in seeing some of the contents . There are many pages covering everything electrical from the mid 1930s from batteries, components. radios, sockets, light fittings and shades you name it!
I will post a selection of pages if there is any interest I will post more. including requests subject to availability!
The first 5 pictures..
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Old 2nd Aug 2021, 10:51 am   #2
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Default Re: The East London Rubber Co Catalogue

Hi Rich

Any pictures of Cossor sets?

I am still looking for the elusive model 833

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Old 2nd Aug 2021, 12:04 pm   #3
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Default Re: The East London Rubber Co Catalogue

Yes please I would like to see some more. By the name I was expecting to just see products made from rubber, clearly they branched out into a stockist of many items.
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Old 2nd Aug 2021, 1:14 pm   #4
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These are the Cossor radios and some bell pushes...

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Thanks Rich sadly no 833

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By the name I was expecting to just see products made from rubber, clearly they branched out into a stockist of many items.
Fascinating.... must admit I was expecting to see a tieup with London Rubber Company [makers of Duraplugs].
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Old 2nd Aug 2021, 6:48 pm   #7
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Here are five more pictures check the prices of the PX25 and PX4s. A PX4 for well under a pound! The catalogue is 1934/5 so it isn't as cheap as it sounds of course...

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Fascinating.... must admit I was expecting to see a tieup with London Rubber Company [makers of Duraplugs].
I doubt there is/was any connection between Duraplug and with The London Rubber Company?

My researches (made long before this thread was posted):

W W Haffenden Ltd, Richborough Rubber Works, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent (in 1964). Original maker of “Duraplug” shock resistant plugtops, trailing sockets, etc.
By 1982, Haffenden Richborough Ltd.
Later, part of Caradon MK Electric Ltd. See also MK Electric Ltd (now part of the USA Honeywell company).

I do have a very old Duraplug with Haffenden embossed on it.
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Haffenden - makers of Duraplugs - became part of London Rubber Company in 1971

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/W._W._Haffenden
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Haffenden - makers of Duraplugs - became part of London Rubber Company in 1971

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/W._W._Haffenden
I stand corrected.
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Yes I suppose I should have put radio sets or something similar in the title. As it is it does sound like a marital aids catalogue!
Anyway here is 5 more pictures check the prices of the PX25 and PX4s. A PX4 for well under a pound! The catalogue is 1934/5 so it isn't as cheap as it sounds of course...

Rich.
That PX4 would be ~68 in today's money. Still a "bargain" but not nearly as cheap as in 1970, when you could buy one for 14/- or ~11 in today's money.......

You could get a PX25 for even less- 12/6 same price as an EF41!
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Default Re: The East London Rubber Co Catalogue

May I respectfully suggest that you scan this and add it to our collection of vintage books and other literature? I did several small books a year or so ago. There is a section somewhere in this forum (only I can't find it - mods please help!?) of vintage literature.
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Old 6th Aug 2021, 11:15 pm   #13
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Default Re: The East London Rubber Co Catalogue

The pictures so far have been photographs. As far as scanning it, the book is a fragile hardback and flattening it out on the scanner bed enough to close the top of the scanner would probably damage the binding, a couple of pages are beginning to part from the binding. I really don't want to risk making it any worse.
I can continue to photograph the pages a few at a time as time permits if the photos are considered good enough?
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