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Marine Instruments

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1941 A collaboration between Kelvin, Bottomley and Baird and Henry Hughes and Son established as Marine Instruments.

1947 As a result of the success of this collaboration, the two companies amalgamated as Kelvin and Hughes; existing shareholders were invited to contribute to new shares; the semi-private nature of the business was not changed and no shares were offered to the general public[1]

1949 The name of Marine Instruments was changed to Kelvin and Hughes (Marine)[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 01, 1947
  2. The Times, Sep 19, 1949