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British Physical Laboratories

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September 1947
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of Quadrant Works, Finchley Lane, London, NW4. Telephone: Hendon 3682 3230. Cables: "Beepeelle, London"

Factory at Houseboat Works, Radlett, Hertfordshire.

1939 Commenced trading in Hendon, Middlesex; manufactured various items for the armed services during WWII

1946 Known as B.P.L. (Instruments)

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for Instruments "Made to Measure". Manufacturers of Milliammeters, Voltmeters, Ohmmeters, Universal Bridges, Universal Test Sets, Signal Generators, Valve Voltmeters, Wobbulators, Breakdown Testers, Meghommeter, Wheatstone Bridges, Schering Bridges, Electrolytic Condenser Bridges, Capacity Comparators, Coil Analysers, Coil Comparators, A.F. Oscillator. (Scientific and Optical Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1033)[1]

1981 Factory moved to Bedford

1985 Merged with the Healey Meter Co to form BPL-Healey.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 98; and p43
  • [[1] Radio Museum