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Spemco Manufacturing Ltd (Intra)

Spemco Manufacturing Ltd (Intra), 337-341 High Street, Rochester, Kent, 2015 • Defunct electrical products company behind a zigzaggy deco frontage. Intra is an arts venue and studio complex that now occupies the premises.

Spemco Manufacturing Ltd (Intra)

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  1. I think Spemco are still going – over on the Medway City Estate. They print electrical circuit boards. INTRA has been in the space since April 2014 and we have a printmaking studio Medway Fine Printmakers and a craft drop-in Unravel & Unwind.

  2. The zig-zags are more than just a piece of architectural frippery, they are based on the old circuit symbol for a resistor. It would have been instantly recognised by any one familiar with circuit diagrams at the time the building was put up..

    The symbol was phased out in the 70s and 80s in favour of a very dull rectangle. You can still catch older engineers using the original version, it is quicker to do a quick squiggle than lift the pencil to draw the four seperate lines needed for the new version.

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