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c.1890 Established by [[W. and B. Cowan]] to produce leather diaphragm for gas meters<ref>The Times, 2 July 1930</ref>.
 
c.1890 Established by [[W. and B. Cowan]] to produce leather diaphragm for gas meters<ref>The Times, 2 July 1930</ref>.
  
1900 Formation of [[Parkinson and W. B. Cowan]]
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1900 Formation of [[Parkinson and W. and B. Cowan]]
  
 
1925 Public company
 
1925 Public company
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1927 Patent - Improvements relating to wet gas meters. <ref>[http://www.wikipatents.com/gb/303966.html] </ref>
 
1927 Patent - Improvements relating to wet gas meters. <ref>[http://www.wikipatents.com/gb/303966.html] </ref>
  
1928 Renamed as [[Parkinson Cowan]] with 3 divisions:
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1928 Renamed as [[Parkinson Cowan]]
 
 
  
 
1929 Patent - Improvements in and relating to gas meters. <ref>[http://www.wikipatents.com/gb/342473.html ] Wikipatents</ref>
 
1929 Patent - Improvements in and relating to gas meters. <ref>[http://www.wikipatents.com/gb/342473.html ] Wikipatents</ref>
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1937 Parkinson and Cowan (Gas Meters) Ltd - Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair.  Gas Apparatus for Measuring and Recording, including Tin and Iron  Meters, Optional Coin Meters, Rotary Meters, Station and Retort House Governors, Test Meters, Gauges, Meter Parts and Accessories.  (Stand Nos. Ca.703 and Ca.602) <ref>[[1937 British Industries Fair]] Page 352</ref>
 
1937 Parkinson and Cowan (Gas Meters) Ltd - Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair.  Gas Apparatus for Measuring and Recording, including Tin and Iron  Meters, Optional Coin Meters, Rotary Meters, Station and Retort House Governors, Test Meters, Gauges, Meter Parts and Accessories.  (Stand Nos. Ca.703 and Ca.602) <ref>[[1937 British Industries Fair]] Page 352</ref>
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1958 [[Parkinson Cowan]] had 3 divisions<ref>The Times, 2 June 1958</ref>:
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* [[Parkinson Cowan Appliances]] Ltd
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* [[Parkinson and Cowan (Gas Meters)]]
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* [[Parkinson Cowan Industrial Products]]
  
  

Revision as of 19:27, 31 March 2020

Gas meter. Exhibit at Gladstone Court Museum.

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

c.1890 Established by W. and B. Cowan to produce leather diaphragm for gas meters[1].

1900 Formation of Parkinson and W. and B. Cowan

1925 Public company

1927 Patent - Improvements relating to wet gas meters. [2]

1928 Renamed as Parkinson Cowan

1929 Patent - Improvements in and relating to gas meters. [3]

1930 Parkinson Cowan formed Metropolitan Leather Co Ltd to take over the leather activities of Parkinson and Cowan (Gas Meters) Ltd[4].

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) [5]

1937 Parkinson and Cowan (Gas Meters) Ltd - Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Gas Apparatus for Measuring and Recording, including Tin and Iron Meters, Optional Coin Meters, Rotary Meters, Station and Retort House Governors, Test Meters, Gauges, Meter Parts and Accessories. (Stand Nos. Ca.703 and Ca.602) [6]

1958 Parkinson Cowan had 3 divisions[7]:


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 2 July 1930
  2. [1]
  3. [2] Wikipatents
  4. The Times, 2 July 1930
  5. 1937 British Industries Fair p399
  6. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 352
  7. The Times, 2 June 1958