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Keith Blackman

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December 1929.
1939. Works.
January 1945.
February 1945.
April 1945.
October 1952.

Keith Blackman of Mill Mead Road, Tottenham, London N17.

1823 Original company founded by James Keith.

1890 Public company Blackman Ventilating Co.

1900/1 These two concerns were amalgamated under the title James Keith and Blackman Co.

1937 Name changed to Keith Blackman; expansion at Tottenham[1].

1940 Advert for fan plants. [2]

1945 Advert for fans for the ventilation of buildings, ships, mines etc.

1961 Mechanical and electrical engineers and manufacturers of farm engineering equipment and industrial gas systems, both of the heating and high pressure types.[3]

1968 April: Acquired by Slater, Walker Securities[4].

1968 June: Slater Walker sold Blackman to GEC at a loss[5]. The company would be joined with GEC's Woods of Colchester subsidiary[6] in GEC Light Industrial Products.

1978 Mont Engineering acquired the business of Keith Blackman Gas Engineers, pioneers in the development of gas combustion equipment, specializing in compressors, air/gas mixers, and burners for all industrial and commercial applications.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times 20 July 1937
  2. Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester.
  3. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. The Times, 18 April 1968
  5. The Times, 29 June 1968
  6. The Times, 29 June 1968
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p69