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Watson and Sons (Electro-Medical)

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1952. X-Ray Camera Unit.

of Sunic House, Parker Street, Kingsway, London, W.C.2

The X-ray department of Watson and Sons, maker of X-ray machines.

By 1922 the business had developed into a distinct company

By 1939 Watson and Sons was a subsidiary of GEC.

1939 AGM of GEC told that the X-ray business, Watson and Sons, faced strong competition but had maintained its position.[1]

1948 A new private company, Machlett X-Ray Tubes (Great Britain) Ltd., was registered; it would be closely associated with Watson and Sons (Electro-Medical), a subsidiary of GEC[2]

1958 Long-standing co-operation with the Machlett Company of the USA in X-ray tubes.[3]

1961 X-ray apparatus manufacturers. 400 employees. [4]

1968 Achieved its best ever performance[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 30 June 1939
  2. The Times, Dec 15, 1948
  3. The Times, Sep 05, 1958
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times, Jul 30, 1968