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Simon Equipment

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Sept 1953.

Simon Equipment Ltd. of Recorder House, 48/50 George Street, Portman Square, London, W.1.

part of the Simon Group of companies

1957 A controlling interest was acquired by Harland Engineering and Harland Drives after a successful collaboration between the companies on development of electronic controls for industrial drives[1]

1961 In conjunction with AEI developed a "speaking clock" which could be used with most modern telephone systems[2]

By 1969 was a member of the Weir Group; order from the Ministry of Defence for multi-channel magnetic recording equipment for RAF traffic control[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 26, 1957
  2. The Times, Nov 01, 1961
  3. The Times, Jul 29, 1969