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Linde British Refrigeration Co

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January 1888.
June 1888. Ice making machinery.
December 1889.
1899. The Linde patent air-compressor.
Complete Ice Making Plant. 1907.
Marine Type of Refrigerating Machine. 1907.
1910. Ammonia compression plant at Grimsby.

of 35 Queen Victoria Street, London and of Calcutta

1885 The company was registered on 31 October, to acquire the patent rights for Great Britain, India and the colonies, of Professor Linde's process for refrigeration and ice making. The company also acquired the goodwill of the refrigeration business of Thomas Piggott and Co of Birmingham. [1]

Managing director: T. B. Lightfoot.

1887 Ice-making plant and cold store erected at Shadwell

1894 Brewer’s Exhibition. An Ammonia compressor ice-making machine. [2]

1900 In January, the company took over the business of the Universal Refrigerating and Ice Machine Making Co of London, with patents in connection therewith.

1900 Appointed J. A. Collard and W. C. Bryce as sole agents for the counties of Lancashire, Cheshire, Flint, Denbigh, Carnarvon and Anglesey.[3]

1916 Name changed to Lightfoot Refrigeration Co[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Engineer of 2nd November 1894 p388
  3. The Engineer 1900/06/15, p 631.
  4. The Times, Jan 28, 1929