Venner's stand at the 1953 APLE exhibition in Liverpool.
Not only made timeswitches, but also made weatherproof boxes suitable for wall, pole and column mounting in their
In 1932, they had 25 years experience of designing and manufacturing instruments to withstand any climatic and
atmospheric condition. Therefore the firm was probably founded in 1907.
Various types of time switches for street lighting purposes are shown at
the 1936 APLE Conference. The standard type is a plug-in type
which can be hand-wound or synchronous motor driven and can deal with 10A.
Other clocks can be fitted which are electrically wound and sync spring
types - the latter having a spring storage of 36 hours. - Public Lighting #3, 1936
The firm were to appear at the APLE's 1937 Conference in Bournemouth. - Public Lighting #10, 1938
At the 1938 APLE Conference, in addition to their new and standard range of Time Switches, the firm were exhibiting
a Light-Sensitive Switch (not a photo-electric cell or selenium type) and the Pilot Wire Relay System. - Public Lighting #10, 1938 and APLE Conference Programme 1938
The MTSPXC timeswitch is being heavily pushed in 1939 along with the Pilot Wire Relay System which allows
centralised control in the event of emergencies such as air raids or fog. - APLE Conference Programme 1939
Exhibits included hand-wound, electrically-wound and synchronous motor driven types of time switches in
a range of weatherproof boxes. Smaller models were designed for column bases whilst larger models were
designed for group switching. Solar dials could be provided for all types. "Special attention is
drawn to the light sensitive switch which has aroused keen interest in many directions, and which
will, no doubt, find a widening field of application in the future."
- APLE Conference Programme 1945
APLE Exhibition Catalogue Blackpool 1932
APLE Conference Programme Bournemouth 1938
APLE Conference Programme Glasgow 1939
APLE Conference Programme Glasgow 1945
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