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J. H. Holmes and Co

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1900. High-speed inverted vertical compound engine by Browett, Lindley and Co and coupled to a 110v dynamo by J. H. Holmes and Co. Exhibit at Bolton Steam Museum.
August 1930. Holmes-Reyrolle System.
May 1933.
1940. 2kW charging set for the Post Office. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.

of Hebburn, Co. Durham (1937).

J. H. Holmes and Co of Newcastle-upon-Tyne were makers of dynamos and motors.

1883 Company established by John Henry Holmes with his father and two elder brothers.

1889 Dynamo combined with an engine from Robey and Co at the RASE in Windsor.[1]

1900 Details of electrically driven printer's machinery.[2]

1901 Holmes-Clatworthy coupled motors [3]

1920 Showed at the Darlington Agricultural Show with Robey and Co.[4]

1928 A. Reyrolle and Co continued the established goodwill and traditions of the firm; Reyrolle incorporated J. H. Holmes and Co as a wholly-owned subsidiary, electrical and general engineers[5].

1931 A description of their works in The Engineer 1931/01/16

1933 Holmes-Reyrolle System Traffic Control.[6]

1937 Electrical engineers.[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. * The Engineer 1889/06/28 p545
  2. * The Engineer 1900/07/13 p31
  3. Fielden’s Magazine Vol 4
  4. * The Engineer 1920/07/09
  5. The Times, 16 October 1947
  6. 1933 Advert.
  7. * 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries