Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 142,847 pages of information and 228,791 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Société Anonyme Westinghouse of France.
1879 George Westinghouse established a small workshop in Paris to make brakes, 10 years after his American brake company had been set up. The workshop was organised under the British brake company Westinghouse Brake Co but run by an American.
1901 The French brake and electrical interests were combined in one company Societe Anonyme Westinghouse, with capital of 25 million Francs. Also took over the Belgian, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian electric and brake businesses.
1902 Albert Schmid returned to France to run the Le Havre branch
1908 Pumps and condensers on the Westinghouse Leblanc system
1915 The brake company became independent of the other companies as Compagnie des Friens Westinghouse