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Henry Browne and Son

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Sestrel. Exhibit at Queensland Maritime Museum.
Sestrel. (Detail). Exhibit at Queensland Maritime Museum.
Sestrel. (Detail). Exhibit at Queensland Maritime Museum.
No: 90327. Exhibit at Maritime Museum of Tasmania.
No: 90327. (Detail). Exhibit at Maritime Museum of Tasmania.
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of Station Works, Wakering Road, Barking, Essex. Telephone: Rippleway 4054. Cables: "Sestrel, Barking". London Office: 71 Leadenhall Street, EC3. (1947)

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Business commenced in Brightlingsea

1929 Henry Brown died; presumably his son Frank became managing director. Business moved to Barking

1937 Aeronautical instrument makers. "Sestrel" Compasses. [1]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1945 Frank George Browne (sic), of Barking, and Henry Browne and Son, patented improvements in compasses and card thereof

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Nautical Instruments, Compasses, Clocks, Binoculars, Telescopes, Thermometers, Sounding Apparatus, Aircraft Instruments, Signalling Equipment, Meteorological Instruments, Barographs, Thermographs, Aneroid Barometers, Sextants, Yacht Equipment, Navigational Instruction Equipment. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. E.1799) [2]

1950 Frank George Browne (sic), of Barking, and Henry Browne and Son, patented improvements in dial mountings for barometers and other instruments.

1956 Patented improvements in mariners' compasses

1964 Patented binnacle

1993 Company was sold to John Lilley and Gillie and SIRS Navigation

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