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W. R. Sykes Interlocking Signal Co

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December 1906.
February 1929.
1951. Vehicle Computer.
January 1953.

of 26 Voltaire Road, Clapham, London SW

1862 Company established by William Robert Sykes

1899 Incorporated as a limited company.

By 1904 there was a very large installation at St. Enoch's Station, Glasgow and was being adopted in several signal-boxes on the South Eastern and Chatham Railway.

1907 Public company.

1907 The company was registered on 24 April, in reconstruction of a company of similar title. [1]

1914 Manufacturers of all kinds of electrical and mechanical signalling apparatus in connection with railways. [2]

By 1959 was a subsidiary of Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co

1961 Railway signals and electrical engineers and manufacturers of locomotive grease lubrication equipment, fuel economisers, power operated fire doors; motor tools and accessories. Specialists in coil winding and impregnating and instrument casework. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE