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of Pittsburgh, USA.
1886 George Westinghouse set up the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company in Pittsburgh, USA.
1889 The name of the company was changed to Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
1889 Westinghouse established the Westinghouse Electric Co Ltd of London as an agency for selling and installing Westinghouse products; he transferred his patent rights for all countries outside North and South America to the new company.
1899 Seeing the opportunities in the UK, George Westinghouse formed British Westinghouse as a limited company as a manufacturing subsidiary of the American Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. The British Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co acquired certain rights for the United Kingdom, its colonies, possessions, and dependencies, except North America, from the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co and the Westinghouse Machine Co of the United States.
1907 Westinghouse USA went into receivership with the result that executive control of the company was taken away from George Westinghouse, though he remained as President. Another effect of this was the increased independence of British Westinghouse.