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Automatic Light Controlling Company, Ltd.

British, Foreign And Colonial Automatic Light Controlling Company, Ltd.
100 Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth
England


Firm founded in 1905.

In 1932, are boasting "a worldwide reputation for simplicity of construction, accuracy, reliability and efficiency of action." - APLE Exhibition Catalogue 1932


They exhibited a full range of their well-known Gunfire Gas Controllers suitable for all types of lanterns for street lighting and their Electric Gunfire time switches at the 1936 APLE Conference in Cheltenham. - Public Lighting #3, 1936


In 1937 they are exhibiting in Folkestone which was one of the earliest Boroughs to adopt Automatic Street Lighting Control. - APLE Conference Programme 1937


The display of 1938 includes many of the Gunfire products. In the Gas Section, a comprehensive range of Gas Controllers are shown including 15, 21 or 40-day gradual and quick action types including a compact new model. On the Electric side various models are exhibited, either hand-wound 15 to 40-day run or self-starting synchronous motor driven types. This includes a new SS synchronous model, complete with astronomical dial. - APLE Conference Programme 1938


The "Pilot" Electric Igniter was added to the gas section in 1939 and the "GF" time switch was being promoted as a new electrical time switch solution. - APLE Conference Programme 1939


A selection of Time Switches and Gas Controllers are being exhibited including the G.F. which was introduced just before the war and proved popular. Special mention is also given to the Gas Controller which has been used for nearly fifty years. All types (upright or suspension) can be supplied in gradual or quick action with quickly detachable clocks. - APLE Conference Programme 1945


References:
APLE Exhibition Catalogue Blackpool 1932
APLE Conference Programme Folkestone 1937
APLE Conference Programme Bournemouth 1938
APLE Conference Programme Glasgow 1939
APLE Conference Programme Glasgow 1945


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