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Newton and Wright

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of 72 Wigmore Street, London, W

1704 Company established.

1891 Newton and Co made an optical projector designed by Lewis Wright[1]

1911 Incorporated as a private limited company.

1914 Electrical and scientific instrument makers. Specialities: X-ray and electro-medical apparatus. [2]

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[3]

1937 Voluntary liquidation[4]

1945 Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co acquired a large interest in the company, maker of X-ray apparatus and optical instruments[5]

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[6] [7].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [[The Engineer 1891/12/25]]
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. The Times, Feb 25, 1915
  4. London Gazette 2 March 1937.
  5. The Times, Dec 31, 1945
  6. The Times, Sep 20, 1948
  7. The Times, 14 June 1949