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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Cossor Radar and Electronics

From Graces Guide

Previously Cossor Radar Ltd

1957 Company renamed; it would become an independent subsidiary to handle all of Cossor's activities in radar and electronics and almost all of the contract work for Government[1]

1959 Moved to Harlow. The component division was transferred to the company from the parent and moved from Highbury to Harlow.[2]

1960 The concentration on government and aviation markets was of concern to management. The company had made substantial losses on a government contract which had been won in a competitive tender based on fixed prices even though it included significant development work[3]

1961 Cossor was acquired by Raytheon Manufacturing Co

1962 Won a contract for "Windfinding" radar sets for the UK Meteorological Office network.[4]

Name changed to Cossor Electronics

1965 Formation of marine division, based in London to market marine equipment made by Cossor and by Raytheon[5]

1968 Cossor Electronics supplier of visual display units made at Harlow for Honeywell computers, made in Scotland[6]

1972 Cossor Electronics won a Queens Award for its surveillance radar[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Oct. 7, 1957
  2. The Times Oct. 14, 1959
  3. The Times Oct. 12, 1960
  4. The Times Oct. 17, 1962
  5. The Times Aug. 9, 1965
  6. The Times Mar. 5, 1968
  7. The Times Apr. 21, 1972