Henry Hughes and Son
Hughes of 59 Fenchurch Street, EC3, works at Forest Gate and Ilford.
1828 The company was founded in London as a maker of chronographic and scientific instruments.
1903 The firm was incorporated as Henry Hughes and Son Ltd
1914 Marine opticians. Specialities: all instruments and appliances required for the navigation of ships; nautical instrument makers for the navy. 
WWI Developed the first compass for use in aeroplanes
1923 The business produced its first recording echo sounder.
1935 Controlling interest in the company was acquired by Smiths resulting in the development of marine and aircraft instruments.
1937 Navigational instrument makers. "Husun" Navigational Instruments. 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
Sources of Information
-  HUB Archives
- The Times 27 November 1903
- 1914 Whitakers Red Book
- The Times 19 July 1921
- 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries