Exhibition – History of Alcad Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
Industrial Batteries Limited
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In February at the Forge Mill Needle Museum (www.forgemill.org.uk) in Redditch, an exhibition is being held showing the history of nickel-cadmium battery manufacture in Redditch from its beginning in 1918. The exhibition is being organised by the Redditch Local History Society (www.redditchhistory.org.uk) with support from individuals and organisations including Industrial Batteries (UK) Limited.
Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch is an historic site which illustrates the rich heritage of the needle and fishing tackle industries. The Mill is a listed building which houses original water powered machinery and within the Museum there a large exhibition area for other aspects of Redditch history.
Redditch was unique in originally having two battery companies making nickel-cadmium batteries and the exhibition will include the following items:
A timeline shows the development of Battery Company from its beginnings in 1918 to the present time. · An illustrated guide to the manufacture of a pocket plate nickel-cadmium battery.
A 20 minute continuously running video tracing the company history.
Many photographs, documents and artefacts covering this long history.
The exhibition runs for the whole of February. Please visit the Forge Mill Needle Museum website for details of opening times.
Industrial Batteries (UK) Limited - IBLUK – is the main distributor of Alcad Industrial Nickel-Cadmium Batteries in the United Kingdom and is based in Redditch, the original home of Alcad batteries.
In addition to assisting the customer in their choice of battery and battery stand, IBLUK can also offer an extensive selection of approved accessories, a technical consultancy service, user training and a battery replacement and recycling service.
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