Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Reid and Sigrist

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of Shannon Corner, Kingston-by-Pass, New Malden, Surrey. Telephone: Malden 3272-5. Cables: "Reidsig, London". (1947)

  • Post WWI. Reid and Sigrist Ltd was set up by Major G. H. Reid after World War I, as a manufacturer of precision instruments, including those for aircraft.
  • 1935 AA image in this page. [1]
  • 1937 Aeronautical and electrical engineers; instrument manufacturers. [2]
  • 1945 The Allies confiscate all German patents under the Control Council Law of October, and subsequently, made them freely available.
  • 1946 Having studied plans and parts for the pre-war Leica lllb, Reid made up a number of prototypes.
  • 1947 The Reid camera was announced in the British Journal of Photography'. Due to government interference, and problems with subcontractors, no cameras reached the market for a few years.
  • 1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Cameras, Electronic Balancers, Optical Projectors and Surface Illuminators, Gyroscopic Instruments. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1116) [3]
  • 1951 Production began with the 'O' cameras.
  • 1958 Reid I introduced. Although advertised as available to the general public, it is aimed specifically at government bodies (military and police).
  • 1964 Production ceased and tools and spares were sold to A. W. Young, of London.
  • 1970 Decca closed down the camera making activity.

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Sources of Information

  • [2] History of Reid