Crompton and Co. Ltd Records

Scope and Content

Street plan of Carmarthen, [c. 1915], showing existing and proposed street lighting schemes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Crompton & Co. Ltd, of London, was established by Colonel Rookes Evelyn Bell Crompton (1845-1940), one of the first men to bring electric street lighting and a public electricity supply to London. Crompton was the first major British manufacturers of electricity generators and domestic cookers, and continued in business until the 1960s, when it was taken over by Hawker Siddley.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records; Science and Society Picture Library, National Museum of Science and Industry (, viewed 22 October 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archives Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

The main archive of Crompton and Co. Ltd is the Science Museum Library, London, NRA 35481 Crompton.

Corporate Names