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of 34 Victoria Street, London, SW1. Head Office: Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Telephone: Victoria 9341. Telegraphic Address: "Multitube, Sowest, London"
Cochran and Co built a range of boilers, especially vertical boilers suitable for ancillary (Donkey) uses on ships.
1878 Business established - Cochran and Co - at Birkenhead.
c.1900 The company moved to Annan
1903 Company incorporated.
Took licence for Sinuflo technology.
1913 Advert for boilers. 
1922 Directors: H. L. Davies, C. E. Crompton. Products: "Cochran" patent vertical multitubular boilers, and accessories.
1922 Works and Head Office: Annan, Scotland. London Office 7c, Lower Belgrave Street, S.W.1. Products "Cochran" patent vertical multitubular boilers, and accessories.
1926 They changed the address of their London office from 7c Lower Belgrave-Street, S.W.1. to 137, Victoria-Street, S.W.1.
1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Cochran Vertical Coal Fired Boiler, 7ft. 0in. (2.13 meters) diameter, on permanent loan to the Exhibition for heating and hot water services. Cochran Kirke Sinuflo Gas-fired Boiler and Patent Sinuflo Tubes. (Stand No. A.311)
1937 Public company; shares offered for sale but not tradable on any stock exchange.
1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Cochran Kirke Patent "Sinuflo" Gas-fired Boiler, 1ft 6in. (0.46 meter) diameter, 6ft. 3in. (1.9 meters) fitted with complete automatic equipment. Steam output 150lbs (68.04 kilos) from and at 212⁰F (100⁰C). (Stand Nos. Ca.709 and Ca.608) 
1940 Advert for boilers. 
1945 Advert for boilers. 
By 1949 seems to have had Ruths Accumulators (Cochran) as a subsidiary
1961 Engineers and boiler makers. 700 employees. 
1964 Manufactured distillation column for Shell's Stannlow refinery which was delivered by floating it by sea.