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British Steam Specialties Ltd. (originally British Steam Specialities)
of Bedford Street, Leicester, supplier of pipeline equipment and components.
of Southampton Buildings, Chancery-lane, London. (1900).
of Alfred Street, Leicester. (1902).
of Fleet Street, Leicester. (1913).
1899 Private company.
1899 Name changed.
1919 Installation of power plant.
1960 Advert for pressure gauges, valves and cocks. of Fleet Street, Leicester.
1961 Manufacturers and distributors of equipment for steam, gas, air, oil, water and chemicals. Makers of valves, Velan steam traps and ancillary pipe line equipment. 400 employees. 
1963 Public company floated
1973 Several unsuccessful attempts made to take over the company
c.1986 the name was changed to BSS