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Thompson Cochran

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1969 John Thompson acquired the newly-merged shell boiler businesses of Cochran and Co and Ruston and Hornsby which would give John Thompson half of the UK market for industrial packaged boilers[1]; the Annan and Lincoln works were merged with the Thompson's shell boiler division, eventually forming Thompson Cochran[2].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 5 February 1969
  2. The Times, 18 April 1969