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British Steam Specialties

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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.

1900 Catalogue issued. [1] [2]

1919 Installation of power plant.[3]

1950 A substantial interest was acquired by Thomas Tilling[4]

1960 Advert for pressure gauges, valves and cocks. of Fleet Street, Leicester.[5]

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. [6]

1963 Public company floated[7]

1973 Several unsuccessful attempts made to take over the company[8]

c.1986 the name was changed to BSS

1998 Acquired Havelock Controls, a distributor of specialist controls products[9].

2010 Acquired by Travis Perkins[10]

2013 Other subsidiaries were AMS Pumps, Austin Stroud, Manor Plastics, Pegler and Louden[11]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1900/05/25
  2. Fielden’s Magazine Vol 4
  3. Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p45
  4. The Times, Mar 06, 1950
  5. * Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p81
  6. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  7. The Times Jan 17, 1963
  8. The Times Sep 29, 1973
  9. Havelock Website [1]
  10. BSS website [2]
  11. BSS Brochure