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Tyer and Co

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December 1906.
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of 16 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8

c.1850 Company founded[1] by Edward Tyer

1938 Electrical and mechanical railway signal engineers [2]

1953 Makers of railway signalling equipment and automatic train control apparatus (under licence from a Swiss company)

1953 Acquired by Southern Areas Electric Corporation[3] which had space and machines at other factories that would overcome the limit on production because of the size of the Dalston site[4].

1956 Modernization work anticipated for British Transport Commission.

Jan 2015 Images: Tablet/Token machines in use 2015 at Galoya Jnc. and Kalawewa Stations, Sri Lanka. Lever frame at Kalawewa.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times 22 June 1953
  2. The Railway Gazette, November 30, 1938 (1938 Annual Overseas Railways Number)
  3. The Times 21 June 1954
  4. The Times 22 June 1953