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Robertson Electric Lamps

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Robertson Electric Lamps Ltd, of 31 Copthall Avenue, London, EC.

of Brook Green Works, Hammersmith, London.

1893 Robertson Lamp Company established and incorporated in July by Hugo Hirst [1] and C. J. Robertson

By 1900 the works were producing 2 million lamps per year, of which half were "high voltage" lamps[2]

1908 Glass works were at Lemington[3]

1909 Death of Charles Robertson

1914 Speciality: the "Robertson" electric lamps. Employees 650. Hugo Hirst was Chairman; James Fraser was Director; C. Wilson was manager[4]

1915 Osram Lamp Works, Robertson Lamp Works and Lemington Glass Works were amalgamated by GEC[5].

1917 GEC was part owner of the Osram-Robertson Lamp Works Ltd and had managed the Works since opening. Purchased further shares in Osram-Robertson Lamp Works Ltd [6].

1919 GEC took over Osram, including the Osram-Robertson Lamp Works[7].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. History of GEC
  2. C J Robertson proposal to be a member of IEE
  3. The Times, Oct 28, 1908
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  5. History of GEC
  6. The Times, 18 July 1917
  7. The Times, Thursday, Jul 10, 1919