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Consolidated Signal Co

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of 53 Great Victoria Street, London

1901 The company was registered on 16 August, as the Pneumatic Electric and General Engineering Co, to acquire the shares of various concerns engaged in the railway signalling trade.

1903 The name was changed in December, to the above title. [1]

1920 Westinghouse Brake Co acquired certain assets of the Consolidated Signal Co[2]. By the acquisition of those assets, Westinghouse Brake secured controlling interests in the signal manufacturing concerns of[3]:

The name of the Westinghouse Brake company was changed to Westinghouse Brake and Saxby Signal Co.

1970 Kings Motors (Oxford) bid for the rest of the shares in Consolidated Signal, whose only asset was 11 percent of the shares of Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co [4]

1971 Involved in a contest with Ozalid and Norcros for control of Venesta which was subject to an investigation by the Takeover Panel.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times, 8 November 1920
  3. The Times, 9 November 1920
  4. The Times Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1970