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The business of James Swinburne
c.1890 The company manufactured open circuit transformers, watt meters, etc
1892 Crystal Palace Electrical Exhibition. DC meters. 
1892 Presented a paper to Inst Civil Engineers on "Electrical Measuring Instruments"
1894 Started to practise as a Consulting engineer
Mr. Swinburne started Science Abstracts, and was editor at first.