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Cooke, Troughton and Simms

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Tide gauge on display at the Museum of Hartlepool
A military theodolite.
A military theodolite.

Instrument makers, of Buckingham Works, York.

of Haxby Road, York. Telephone: York 4112. Cables: "Coordinate, York". London Office: Broadway Court, Westminster

1922 Troughton and Simms merged with T. Cooke and Sons to form Cooke, Troughton and Simms

1924 Became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vickers.

British Separators Ltd was made a subsidiary[1]

1937 Scientific instrument makers. [2]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Surveying Instruments, Theodolites, Levels, etc. Microscopes for all purposes, Biology, Pathology, Zoology, Botany, Physics, Chemistry, Petrology, Metallurgy, Stereoscopic Microscopes, Vickers Projection Microscope, Optical Measuring Instruments. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1062) [3]

1963 Part of the new company of Vickers Instruments.

The company still exists as Cooke Optics Ltd and continues to develop camera lenses

See company web site

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 27, 1934
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. 1947 British Industries Fair p68