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1909 Death of Charles Robertson
 
1909 Death of Charles Robertson
  
1914 Speciality: the "Robertson" electric lamps. Employees 650. Hugo Hirst was Chairman; James Fraser was Director; C. Wilson was manager<ref>[[1914 Whitakers Red Book]]</ref>
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1914 Speciality: the "Robertson" electric lamps. Employees 650. Hugo Hirst was Chairman; James Fraser was Director; [[Christopher Wilson|C. Wilson]] was manager<ref>[[1914 Whitakers Red Book]]</ref>
  
 
1915 [[Osram]] Lamp Works, [[Robertson Electric Lamps|Robertson Lamp Works]] and [[Lemington Glass Works]] were amalgamated by [[GEC]]<ref> History of GEC http://gechistory.org/index.php/people/hugo-hirst?start=3</ref>.  
 
1915 [[Osram]] Lamp Works, [[Robertson Electric Lamps|Robertson Lamp Works]] and [[Lemington Glass Works]] were amalgamated by [[GEC]]<ref> History of GEC http://gechistory.org/index.php/people/hugo-hirst?start=3</ref>.  

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1914.

Robertson Electric Lamps Ltd, of 31 Copthall Avenue, London, EC.

of Brook Green Works, Hammersmith, London.

1893 Robertson Lamp Company established and incorporated in July by Hugo Hirst [1] and C. J. Robertson

By 1900 the works were producing 2 million lamps per year, of which half were "high voltage" lamps[2]

1908 Glass works were at Lemington[3]

1909 Death of Charles Robertson

1914 Speciality: the "Robertson" electric lamps. Employees 650. Hugo Hirst was Chairman; James Fraser was Director; C. Wilson was manager[4]

1915 Osram Lamp Works, Robertson Lamp Works and Lemington Glass Works were amalgamated by GEC[5].

1917 GEC was part owner of the Osram-Robertson Lamp Works Ltd and had managed the Works since opening. Purchased further shares in Osram-Robertson Lamp Works Ltd [6].

1919 GEC took over Osram, including the Osram-Robertson Lamp Works[7].


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Sources of Information

  1. History of GEC http://gechistory.org/index.php/people/hugo-hirst?start=3
  2. C J Robertson proposal to be a member of IEE
  3. The Times, Oct 28, 1908
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  5. History of GEC http://gechistory.org/index.php/people/hugo-hirst?start=3
  6. The Times, 18 July 1917
  7. The Times, Thursday, Jul 10, 1919