Australian Porcelain Insulator Company Proprietary Limited

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Type of entity

Corporate body

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Australian Porcelain Insulator Company Proprietary Limited

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  • Doulton Insulators Australia Proprietary Limited
  • Australian Porcelain Company Proprietary Limited

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Description area

Dates of existence

1914 - c. 1978


The company which originally operated from 1914 as the Australian Porcelain Company Pty Ltd changed its name in 1927 and was registered as the Australian Porcelain Insulator Company Pty Ltd on 29 September 1927. The company also acquired the Australian Porcelain Works Pty Ltd in 1916. It was managed by members of the Crow family including James Crow and Robert Crow. The company, which produced high tension porcelain insulators, was located at the original site of the Yarraville Woollen Mills. In January 1965 the company became a subsidiary of the English company Royal Doulton, and was renamed Doulton Insulators Australia Pty Ltd. Mr G H Beanland was appointed as the company's Managing Director. During 1977, Doulton Insulators Australia Pty Ltd met difficult trading circumstances and in the 1970s Royal Doulton sold this subsidiary.


Yarraville, Victoria

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Functions, occupations and activities

ceramic product manufacturing

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 2 Jun 2011




Victorian Heritage Database: (accessed on 2 June 2011)
Australian Porcelain Insulator Co Pty Ltd catalogue 1960
Doulton & Co Limited sixty-seventh report and accounts 1965
Royal Doulton Review 1977
Australian Securities & Investments Commission: (accessed on 2 June 2011)

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