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W. J. Furse and Co

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June 1949.
July 1949.

Electrical engineers, of Manchester; London; 2 Traffic Street, Nottingham; 41 Belle Vue Road, Eastville, Bristol; and Derby.

1894 Company established

1919 Private company founded.[1]

1922 Directors: W. J. Furse (Governing), W. F. Furse and H. J. Furse.

1937 Electrical installation engineers. [2]

1958 Acquired by E. V. Industrials together with W. J. Furse and Co of Nottingham.[3]

1961 Electrical and mechanical engineers and electrical contractors. 600 employees. [4]

1966 The W. J. Furse group was transferred from Electrical and Industrial Securities to Crown House in exchange for shares in Crown House[5].

1968 Acquired Padfield and Howes[6]

1973 Furse Installations became part of Crown House Engineering, based in Croydon.[7]

1986 Crown House became part of Coloroll.

1987 Sold to Thomas Robinson Group[8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 12, 1958
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. The Times, Dec 12, 1958
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times, Nov 04, 1966
  6. The Times, Wednesday, Apr 24, 1968
  7. The Times, Wednesday, Jan 03, 1973
  8. The Times, August 26, 1987