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Newton and Wright

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of 72 Wigmore Street, London, W, Electrical and Scientific Instrument Makers; Factory, 471, Hornsey Road, London, N.

c1704 The original Newton company was established - see Newton and Co.

1911 Coolidge in the USA released details of his improved X-ray tube.

1911 Newton and Wright was incorporated as a private limited company, part of Newton and Co.

1914 Electrical and scientific instrument makers. Specialities: X-ray and electro-medical apparatus. [1]

1915 Russell Wright of the company applied for and was granted a licence to make a high tension voltmeter (patented by Bauer of Germany) for use with X-Ray tubes[2]

1922 Chairman: H. C. Newton, Managing Director: R. S. Wright. Shared premises with Newton and Co, the associated optical firm. Specialities: X-Ray and Electro-medical Apparatus.

1937 Voluntary liquidation[3]

1945 Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co acquired a large interest in the company, maker of X-ray apparatus and optical instruments[4]

1948 AEI merged the X-ray interests of Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co, Newton and Wright Ltd and the Victor X-Ray Corporation into the new company Newton Victor Ltd[5] [6].

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times, Feb 25, 1915
  3. London Gazette 2 March 1937.
  4. The Times, Dec 31, 1945
  5. The Times, Sep 20, 1948
  6. The Times, 14 June 1949