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Westinghouse Electric Co

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August 1899.
1899. The Westinghouse Gas Engine Directly Driving a Dynamo.
1899. Westinghouse Gas Engine - Sectional View.
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October 1946.

of 32 Victoria Street, London, SW

1889 George Westinghouse set up the Westinghouse Electric Co Ltd of London[1]. The London Company was an agency for selling and installing the products of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co in Pittsburgh. Westinghouse transferred his patent rights for all countries outside North and South America to the new company. The company started with a staff of five in Old Broad Street, later moving to 32 Victoria Street. The products consisted of gas and steam engines and a wide range of electrical goods—generators, transformers, switchgear, meters, motors, control gear, and arc lamps.

The London Company also took over an existing contract for the Sardinia Street Power Station for the Metropolitan Electric Supply Co. Later, some important contracts were obtained for power stations such as Willesden and Bankside and for electric tramway systems.

1899 Seeing the opportunities in the UK, George Westinghouse formed British Westinghouse as a limited company as a manufacturing subsidiary of the American Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company[2]. The British Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co was registered on 10 July, and acquired certain rights for the United Kingdom, its colonies, possessions, and dependencies, except North America, from the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co and the Westinghouse Machine Co of the United States, while the company has since acquired the right to extend their sales in South America[3] .

British Westinghouse was located at Trafford Park, Manchester from 10 July 1899 to 8 September 1919.

1939 Westinghouse Electric International Co was the distributor for products of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company - see Aircraft Industry Suppliers

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co 1899-1949 by John Dummelow: 1899-1909
  2. [1] Wikipedia
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908