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Stream-Line Filters

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1933. Portable Filter.
July 1938.
Dec 1939.
January 1944.
August 1944.
March 1945.
February 1947.
September 1947.
August 1951.
April 1952.
Sept 1953.
November 1958.

Stream-Line Filters Ltd, of 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, London S.W. 1

of Hele-Shaw Works, Ingate Place, London, SW8 (1937).

of Guildford (1961).

1923 Company established by C. S. Garland for purpose of acquiring from Professor Hele-Shaw the rights to his invention for fine filtration.

1926 Received an order from H. M. Admiralty for a Stream-Line separator to deal with 200 tons per hour under guarantee of less than one part of oil in 200,000 of water. It is to be fitted to a lighter to pump out oily bilge and ballast water from vessels using Devonport Harbour.[1]

1936 Public company incorporated to acquire and operate the company[2]. The Stream-Line filter was widely used in diesel engines, in power stations and in steel mills.

1937 Manufacturers of oil renovators and separators. "Stream-Line" Oil Renovators, Filters and Separators. [3]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1956 Private company. Acquired by Vokes[4]. The principal subsidiary, Metafiltration Co Ltd, was acquired by Paterson Engineering Co.

1961 Manufacturers of oil filters for internal combustion engines, oil recovery filters, aviation re-fuelling equipment and insulating oil filters. 100 employees. [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1926/07/16
  2. The Times, Jun 04, 1936
  3. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  4. The Times, Sep 08, 1956
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE