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Houseman and Thompson

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March 1906.

of Exchange Buildings, Queen Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1937 Manufacturers of D. M. boiler enamel.[1]

1957 Acquired by Paterson Engineering Co., a subsidiary of Portals.[2]

1963 Business continued to expand with new Zimmite process[3]

Specialists in water treatment and chemical cleaning[4]

1966 Bernard G. Houseman retired as chairman and managing director of the company after 44 years service. He was appointed president of the firm and was succeeded as chairman bu Mr John V. Sheffield, deputy chairman of Portals Holdings Ltd. of which group, Houseman and Thompson Ltd was a member. Mr Houseman was succeeded as managing director by Dr E. Leslie Streatfield, previously deputy managing director.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  2. The Times, Jul 03, 1958
  3. The Times, Jul 03, 1963
  4. The Times, Jan 21, 1964
  5. The Engineer 1966/12/30