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George Glover and Co

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of Ranelagh Works, Royal Avenue, Chelsea, London, SW3, Dry Gas Meter Manufacturers. Telephone: Kensington 7454. Telegraphic Address: "Dry Meters, 'Phone, London"

1860 Company established, presumably by Dr George Glover

Received awards for Dry Gas Meters at the principal International Exhibitions from 1861.

1867 Awarded a silver medal for dry gas meters at the Paris Exposition.[1]

1901 Incorporated as a limited company.

1901 Amalgamated with Richmond Gas Stove and Meter Co

1914 Manufacturers of dry gas meters and automatic coin meters. [2]

1919 Radiation Ltd was formed to acquire any or all of the shares of Richmond Gas Stove and Meter Co and carry on the business of gas stove and gas appliance makers and dealers[3].

1919 Patent - Improvements in prepayment meters.

1922 Branches: Gaythorn Meter Works, Easton Street, Manchester; 9, Dewsbury Road, Leeds. Specialities: Automatic Coin Meters; also Dry Meters.

1930 Cecil George Langford was appointed general manager

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Small High Capacity and Standard Dry Gas Meters, Multi-coin, Convertible and Single-coin Prepayment Types. Industrial Meters. Test and Salesmen's Demonstration Meters. Gas Meter Components. (Stand No. Ca.609) [4]

1938 Patent - Improvements relating to valves for prepayment gas meters and other like apparatus.

1939 Langford became managing director

1959 Radiation sold George Glover and Co to Glover and Main[5].

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Catalogue officiel des exposants récompensés par le Jury international: Exposition universelle de 1867 à Paris
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. The Times, 7 June 1919
  4. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 369
  5. The Times, 4 May 1960
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