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Oerlikon near Zurich
Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon, of Norfolk Street, Strand, London
1885 Charles Eugene Lancelot Brown joined his father at the factory making electrical equipment
1891 The younger Brown was responsible for the 175km 3-phase transmission demonstration to Frankfurt in Germany
Brown left Oerlikon and, with Walter Boveri, founded Brown, Boveri and Co.
c.1900 Dr Behn Eschenburg developed the single phase series commutator motor with spark suppression at the commutator which became the basis for electification of Swiss railways.
1907 Employing 2,200 persons. 'The production of the works is of a varied description. and includes castings, machine tools, machines for making axes and for forming gun stocks, grinding machines, mill machinery, bolting machines, electric generators and motors; of all kinds, electric tramway material, overhead cranes, electric cranes, mining locomotives, steam turbines, &c'
1925 Moved its office from Norfolk-Street, Strand to Oerlikon House, 28-31 Essex-Street, Strand, London, WC2..
1927 Installed New Switchgear Works.