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F. Darton and Co

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January 1922.

F. Darton and Co of 142 St. John Street and 52 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC

1834 Company established.

1904-06 Producing small gas and oil engines at 1/3rd hp. [1]

1914 Wholesale manufacturing opticians and scientific instrument makers. Specialities: standard meteorological instruments for observatories, recording meteorological instruments, spectacles and folders, opera, field and marine glasses, prism binoculars, microscopes and telescopes, meteorological instruments, barometers and thermometers, clinical etc., electro-medical apparatus, electrical accessories, model motors and dynamos etc. [2]

c1930s F. Darton and Co Ltd., of Yale Road, Bushey, Watford, Herts - makers of anemometers, barometers, barographs, hygrometers, hygrographs, rain gauges, recording rain gauges, record charts, recording ink nibs etc., school equipment, thermometers, thermometer screens, thermographs. [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1996. ISBN 1 873098 37 5
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. Typed donated document - 'Some Sources of Meteorological Instruments and Equipment' (date unknown but possibly circa 1930s.)