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Foster Instrument Co

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August 1918.
1926. Resilia Pyrometers.
1933. Multi-Point Temperature Recorder.

Foster Instrument Company, makers of measuring instruments, of Letchworth, Herts. Telephone: Letchworth 984 (3 lines). Cables: "Resilia, Letchworth"

1910 Charles Edwin Foster, a chief draughtsman at Cambridge Scientific Instrument Co, set up the Foster Instrument Co.

1920 Jan. Physical and Optical Societies Exhibition. Exhibitor of testing machines.

1920 May. Issued catalogue on Pyrometer

1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with radiation pyrometers

1920-22 C. E. Foster invented a new car transmission and with A. E. Bowyer-Lowe, produced a few prototype cars [1]

1937 Scientific instrument makers. "Resilia" Instruments.[2]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Indicating, Recording, Controlling; also Optical and Radiation Pyrometers and Resistance Thermometers for every Industrial |Process. Photo-electric Recording Pyrometers for High Speed Temperature Measurement, Introscopes for Internal Inspection. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A. 1074) [3]

1971 Merged with the Cambridge Instrument Co to form Foster Cambridge[4] .

1974 Taken over by the Swiss firm of Brown Boveri.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. * A-Z of Cars of the 1920s by Nick Baldwin. 1994. ISBN 1 870979 53 2
  2. * 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. 1947 British Industries Fair p106
  4. [1] British History Online