Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 143,372 pages of information and 230,037 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Makers of industrial instruments, process control and metering
1974 George Kent was acquired by Swiss company Brown, Boveri and Co - the group was split into two parts Brown Boveri Kent and a new company Scientific and Medical Instruments; Brown Boveri would inject funds into Brown Boveri Kent and be the largest shareholder with 49 percent of the equity ; SMI would take in Cambridge Instrument Co but needed state aid in order to establish the business
1975 Substantial improvement in profits
1980 National Enterprise Board sold its 20 percent holding at a loss
1981 Brown Boveri Kent went into loss
As the 1980s progresses, the rationalization of the business paid dividends
1988 No reporting of the stock price after May 31 - presumably BBK was absorbed by the parent company.