Belling of Bridge Works, Enfield, Middlesex. Telephone: Enfield 1123 (6 lines). Telegraphic Address: "Belling, Enfield". (1937) Also at Brunley, Lancs.
1884 Charles Reginald Belling was born at Bodmin, Cornwall.
He served an apprenticeship in electrical engineering with Crompton and Co of Chelmsford.
He subsequently joined the staff of Ediswan at Ponders End.
1912 He started his own business in Lancaster Road, Enfield, manufacturing electric heaters.
1913 He acquired additional factory space at Derby Road, Edmonton. The range of products widened to include electric water heaters (1913) electric cookers (1919) and immersion heaters (1920).
1924 A new purpose-built factory was opened in Southbury Road. The premises have since been progressively enlarged.
1925 The company returned to its Enfield origins and relocated to Bridge Works.
1935 Became private company.
1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. A wide range of "Belling" Electric Portable and Built-in Fires for the modern home. The famous "Baby Belling" Cooker and other models, with and with our Double-glass Oven Doors and Thermostats. (Stand No. Cb.413)
1955 Belling continued to expand their operation with the purchase of a second manufacturing site in Burnley.
1961 Electrical heating and cooking apparatus manufacturers. 3,000 employees.
1965 Charles Belling died
1970 Belling launched the Baby Belling 120.
1992 Belling was acquired by the Glen Dimplex Group; a leading worldwide manufacturer of heating and domestic appliances including Dimplex and Morphy-Richards. The Chairman was committed to keeping the Belling brand and culture and unifying the Belling, Stoves, and New World brands.
Baby Belling are still in production. (03/08)