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Parkinson Cowan Appliances

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of Grosvenor Gardens, London

  • 1907 Private company.
  • 1926 Company made public.
  • 1958 Name changed.
  • 1961 Manufacturers and dealers in gas fires, cookers and water heaters. 1,000 employees.

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Parkinson and Cowan (Gas Meters)

of Terminal House, Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW. Telephone: Sloane 0111. Telegraphic Address: "Disc, Sowest, London". (1937)

  • 1927 Patent - Improvements relating to wet gas meters.
  • 1929 Patent - Improvements in and relating to gas meters.
  • 1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Gas Engineers. Manufacturers of Industrial and Consumers' Gas Meters, Governors of all types, Pressure Gauges, etc. Testholder Equipment. Meter Repairs. Specialists in Street and Floodlighting Equipment. (Stand Nos. Ca.703 and Ca.602)

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