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of Angel Road, Edmonton, London.
of Gothic Works, King Edward's Road, Birmingham (1922).
1843 Thomas Glover invented/improved the original diaphragm gas meter.
1844 He formed Thomas Glover and Co
1897 Company founded.
1897 Public company.
1897 T. Glover and Co manufactured gas meters at the Gothic Works.
1899 Glover and Main established the works at Edmonton.
1900 Glover and Main established the Gothic works at Camelon.
During the 20th century they became one of the largest manufacturers of gas cookers in the UK.
1922 Products: stampers and piercers, gas meter manufacturers, gas stove and cooker manufacturers.
1951 A new factory was built on part of the Gothic Works.
1960 Glover and Main approached Imperial Continental Gas Association offering to acquire its interests in James Stott and Co; the offer was accepted because equipment manufacturing was not ICGA's core interest.
1961 Manufacturers of domestic gas and electrical appliances, catering equipment and meters. 3,500 employees.
1983 Production ceased.