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The Connecticut Telephone & Electric Company was founded in 1893 (incorporated March 1, 1903) by Ernest C. Wilcox in Meriden, Connecticut. Its industry was telephones, automobile ignition systems, and electrical supplies and its headquarters remained in Meriden, Connecticut.

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The firm filed for bankruptcy in 1928 and was acquired by the Bendix Aviation Corporation in 1929 and was operated by its subsidiary, the Commercial Instrument Company. In August 1937, the company was purchased by the Air Devices Corporation. In 1940, Air Devices changed their name to the Connecticut Telephone & Electric Corporation.

Please see Air Devices Corporation for later history.

COMPANY NAMES

  • Connecticut Telephone & Electric Company (1893-1937)
  • Connecticut Telephone & Electric Corporation (1937-1940)

PRODUCTS

  • Coil Current Indicator
  • Covered Marine Coil (1-cylinder)
  • Distributors
    • 4-cylinder
    • 6-cylinder
  • Special Marine Box Coils
    • 1-cylinder
    • 2-cylinder
  • Telephones
  • Terminals
    • Primary
    • Secondary
  • Timers
    • 4-cylinder
    • 6-cylinder
  • Type A Dash Coils
    • 1-cylinder
    • 2-cylinder
    • 4-cylinder
  • Type A Dash Magneto Switch (1-cylinder)
  • Volt-Am Meter (later called Volt Ammeters)

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