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1900 On 16th November Parkinson and W. and B. Cowan was incorporated as a public company, manufacturers of gas meters and other gas apparatus, being the amalgamation of 2 of the oldest firms in this business: W. and B. Cowan Ltd of London, Manchester, Edinburgh and New South Wales, and W. Parkinson Ltd of London and Birmingham.
1925 Offer of shares to the public.
1925 Having been developing electric meters for some time, it was expected these would soon be generating profits for the company.