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Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Works of Preston.
1898 The Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Works was registered on 25 April to acquire works at Preston, Lancashire. The company was founded by two Scotsmen, W. B. Dick and John Kerr. They produced electrical equipment for tramways and railways and built over 8,000 tramcars, for service in the UK and abroad.
1902 Joint exhibit by Dick, Kerr and Co, the English Electrical Manufacturing Company, and the Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Works, Limited at the International Tramways and Light Railway Exhibition
1919 The Dick, Kerr and United Electric Car Works were acquired by the English Electric Co.