Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 129,283 pages of information and 204,289 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Thomas Glover and Co

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search
Company playing card.
Thomas Glover and Co. Gothic Works, Edmonton. Brass Foundry.
Thomas Glover and Co. Gothic Works, Edmonton. Automatic Shop.
Thomas Glover and Co. Gothic Works, Edmonton. Machine Shop.
Thomas Glover and Co. Gothic Works, Edmonton. Press Shop.
Thomas Glover and Co. Gothic Works, Edmonton. Brass Press Shop.
Thomas Glover and Co. Gothic Works, Edmonton. Large Meter Shop.
Thomas Glover and Co. Gothic Works, Edmonton. Meter Shop.
Thomas Glover and Co. Gothic Works, Edmonton. Paint Shop.
Thomas Glover and Co. Gothic Works, Edmonton. Provers Shop.
Thomas Glover and Co. Gothic Works, Edmonton. Test Holder Shop.
Thomas Glover and Co. Gothic Works, Edmonton. Press Shop.
March 1903.
March 1903.
February 1904.
September 1909.
September 1909.
October 1909.
December 1910.
January 1911.
August 1912.
February 1913.
April 1913.
February 1914.

of Gothic Works, Edmonton, London, N18.

of 49 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC (1914)


1843 Thomas Glover claimed to have invented the original diaphragm gas meter. In fact, Glover introduced improvements to the dry (diaphragm) meter of William Richards (1816-1893).

1844 Company established.

1896 Incorporated as a limited company.

1897 Public company.

1897 T. Glover and Co manufactured Gas Meters at the Gothic Works.

The company later amalgamated with R. and A. Main gas stove makers to form Glover and Main but the 2 constituent companies continued to operate under their own names.

1904 Offering a range of horizontal two-stroke oil engines under the Melhuish patent in the 2 to 14 hp range. By 1906 they had ceased producing them. [1]

1914 Manufacturers of dry gas meters and high-pressure gas lighting. Employees 900. [2]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Gas Meters for Industrial purposes. Components and Accessories. (Stand Nos. Ca.605 and Ca.504) [3]

1963 Patent - Improvements relating to gas cocks.

1964 Patent - Improvements in or relating to the capping of gas cylinders.


See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information

  1. * A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1996. ISBN 1 873098 37 5
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 369