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English Electric Manufacturing Co of Strand Road, Preston
1899 Company incorporated, with public issue of shares, to acquire the works being constructed at Preston by the Equipment Syndicate of Manchester, for purpose of manufacturing every variety of electrical machinery, particularly for use by railways and tramways. The works was expected to be complete by 1900. One of the directors of the company was John Kerr; the technical director was Sidney Howe Short of USA, holder of various patents. The company would acquire certain orders given to the vendors by Dick, Kerr and Co.
1900 June. Tramways and Light Railways Exhibition at Islington - Dick, Kerr and Co exhibited in conjunction with the English Electric Manufacturing Co and the Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Works 
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
1902 The bulk of the capital of the English Electric Manufacturing Co was acquired by Dick, Kerr and Co, and the capital of that company largely increased, which gave Dick, Kerr and Co a factory at Preston.