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Weston Electrical Instrument Co

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May 1921.
February 1936.
June 1936.
August 1937.
June 1939.
Model 785 Industrial Circuit Tester.

of Audrey House, Ely Place, Holborn, E.C. (1907)

of Kingston-by-Pass, Surbiton, Surrey

British subsidiary of an American company of similar name, formed to commercialise Dr Edward Weston's work on direct reading electrical measuring instruments, one of the first such devices[1].

1910 Exhibited at the Physical Society's Exhibition[2]

1920 Jan. Physical and Optical Societies Exhibition. Exhibitor. [3]

1936 The British Sangamo Co acquired the Weston Electrical Instrument Co. of Surbiton. This company was the United Kingdom subsidiary of the "Weston Electrical Instrument Corporation" of Newark, New Jersey, USA, a company founded by Dr. Weston, which was recognized as one of the world's leading manufacturers of electrical measuring and associated equipment.

The resources, knowledge and expertise of the two companies were combined to form Sangamo Weston, designing and making electrical measuring and control equipment.[4]

1937 Electrical measuring instruments. [5]

1937 Part of Sangamo Weston

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 29 August 1936
  2. The Times, Dec 12, 1910
  3. The Engineer of 16th Jan 1920 p62
  4. [1] Sangamo Weston
  5. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries