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Ed. Jaeger (London)

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November 1922.
December 1929.

1921 Watchmakers LeCoultre of Switzerland and Jaeger of France formed a company in England, Ed. Jaeger (London) Limited to make instruments for prestige car manufacturers.

1922 Jaeger Speedometers were exhibited by Rotax (Motor Accessories); these were made in France from Swiss parts (see advert)

1923-6 Described in Automotor as (Ed.) Jaeger Ltd

1927 Jaeger LeCoultre sold 75 per cent of the company to S Smith & Sons

1929 Jaeger Speedometers offered by Ed. Jaeger (London) Ltd of Willesden Junction (see advert)

1929 S. Smith and Sons (Motor Accessories) acquired Ed. Jaeger Ltd.

The 1930 Bentley Speed Six also features gauges made by Jaeger and a clock by S. Smith & Sons.

1937 the company name was changed to British Jaeger Instruments Limited.

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