Cosmos Lamps Playing Cards from Metropolitan Vickers

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Title

Cosmos Lamps Playing Cards from Metropolitan Vickers

Description

Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd or ‘Metrovicks’ was an electrical engineering company situated in Trafford Park. The business started life as British Westinghouse in 1899 but took on the name Metropolitan-Vickers in 1919 after some changes in ownership. It was one of the biggest employers in the park and ran an Apprentice Training School.

They acquired a lamp factory in Middlesex and the Cosmos Lamps Works came into being in 1917. The playing cards were produced as a piece of advertising.

Creator

Metropolitan-Vickers

Source

Trafford Local Studies Collection, cat. ref. TRA1036

Date

Unknown

Rights

This image may be subject to copyright law, in accordance with the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Under the terms of 'fair dealing' it may be used for non-commercial research and private study. The person using the image is responsible for any infringement.

Files

Metrovicks playing cards 1.jpg

Collection

Citation

Metropolitan-Vickers, “Cosmos Lamps Playing Cards from Metropolitan Vickers,” Exploring Trafford's Heritage , accessed October 4, 2022, https://exploringtraffordsheritage.omeka.net/items/show/2807.

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