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W. T. Goolden and Co

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February 1888. Goolden dynamo.
1889. From Engineering of 13th December.
From ‘1891 The Practical Engineer’

Electrical engineers, particularly of mining machinery, of Woodfield Works, Harrow Road, London.

1884 Walter Thomas Goolden entered a partnership with Mr. Henry Edmunds.

1885 The partnership was dissolved and Goolden was joined by Mr. A. P. Trotter, the firm being known as Goolden and Trotter. Produced several improvements in machinery for incandescent lighting

1888 Trotter retired from the firm which became Goolden and Co. Goolden then associated himself with Mr. Llewellyn B. Atkinson.

1888 E. B. Vignoles started work in the workshops of W. T Goolden and Co; the company had "a quite substantial business" making direct-reading electrical instruments developed by the company and its predecessors. Records showed that orders had been received as early as 1886[1].

W. A. Vignoles was apprenticed to W. T. Goolden and Co[2].

1893/4 Goolden and Co was amalgamated with Messrs. Easton and Anderson, under the style of Easton, Anderson and Goolden.

1895 Messrs Evershed and Vignoles purchased the instrument section of Goolden and Trotter where they worked.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 29 August 1936
  2. The Times, 26 October 1953