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[[Image:Im20190916Parkinson1849.jpg|thumb| 1849. ]]
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[[Image:Im20190916Parkinson1879.jpg|thumb| ca.1879. Station Meter built for [[Bromley Gasworks]] by [[W. Parkinson and Co]]. Four of these were installed. ]]
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[[image:Im19191101IM-WParkinsonCo.jpg |thumb| Nov 1919. ]]
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[[image:Im19211203IM-WParkinsonCo.jpg |thumb| Dec 1921. ]]
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[[image:Im19211210IM-WParkinsonCo.jpg |thumb| Dec 1921. ]]
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of Cottage Lane, City Road, London, EC1.  Telephone: Clerkenwell 4270.  Telegraphic Address: "Index, Sowest, London", and of Birmingham.
 
of Cottage Lane, City Road, London, EC1.  Telephone: Clerkenwell 4270.  Telegraphic Address: "Index, Sowest, London", and of Birmingham.
  
1816 Comany founded to make the first gas meters at Cottage Lane Works, London.
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of Bell Barn Road, Birmingham.
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1816 Company founded to make the first gas meters at Cottage Lane Works, London.
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1862 Most of the station gas meters used by the London gas companies were made by Parkinson's or by [[Samuel and John Crosley|Crosley]]<ref>[[The Engineer 1862/04/04]]</ref>
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1900 On 16th November [[Parkinson and W. and B. Cowan]] was incorporated as a public company<ref>The Times, 5 May 1959</ref>, manufacturers of gas meters and other gas apparatus, being the amalgamation of 2 of the oldest firms in this business: [[W. and B. Cowan]] Ltd of London, Manchester, Edinburgh and New South Wales, and [[W. Parkinson and Co|W. Parkinson]] Ltd of London and Birmingham<ref>The Times, 3 March 1925</ref>.  
 
1900 On 16th November [[Parkinson and W. and B. Cowan]] was incorporated as a public company<ref>The Times, 5 May 1959</ref>, manufacturers of gas meters and other gas apparatus, being the amalgamation of 2 of the oldest firms in this business: [[W. and B. Cowan]] Ltd of London, Manchester, Edinburgh and New South Wales, and [[W. Parkinson and Co|W. Parkinson]] Ltd of London and Birmingham<ref>The Times, 3 March 1925</ref>.  
  
1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. All types of Gas Apparatus for Measuring, Recording and Testing Equipment, including consumers'  and industrial meters, governors, gauges, etc., and Street Lighting Equipment, Suspension Lamps, Lanterns, Controllers, Reflectors, Floodlighting Equipment.  (Stand Nos. Ca.703 and Ca.602)
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1918 Exhibitor at the Scientific Products Exhibition
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1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. All types of Gas Apparatus for Measuring, Recording and Testing Equipment, including consumers'  and industrial meters, governors, gauges, etc., and Street Lighting Equipment, Suspension Lamps, Lanterns, Controllers, Reflectors, Floodlighting Equipment.  (Stand Nos. Ca.703 and Ca.602) <ref>[[1937 British Industries Fair]] p399</ref>
  
 
==See Also==
 
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== Sources of Information ==
 
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* [[1937 British Industries Fair]] p399
 
  
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[[Category: Gas, Water and Electricity Meters]]

Revision as of 19:32, 31 March 2020

1849.
ca.1879. Station Meter built for Bromley Gasworks by W. Parkinson and Co. Four of these were installed.
Nov 1919.
Dec 1921.
Dec 1921.

of Cottage Lane, City Road, London, EC1. Telephone: Clerkenwell 4270. Telegraphic Address: "Index, Sowest, London", and of Birmingham.

of Bell Barn Road, Birmingham.

1816 Company founded to make the first gas meters at Cottage Lane Works, London.

1862 Most of the station gas meters used by the London gas companies were made by Parkinson's or by Crosley[1]

1900 On 16th November Parkinson and W. and B. Cowan was incorporated as a public company[2], manufacturers of gas meters and other gas apparatus, being the amalgamation of 2 of the oldest firms in this business: W. and B. Cowan Ltd of London, Manchester, Edinburgh and New South Wales, and W. Parkinson Ltd of London and Birmingham[3].

1918 Exhibitor at the Scientific Products Exhibition

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. All types of Gas Apparatus for Measuring, Recording and Testing Equipment, including consumers' and industrial meters, governors, gauges, etc., and Street Lighting Equipment, Suspension Lamps, Lanterns, Controllers, Reflectors, Floodlighting Equipment. (Stand Nos. Ca.703 and Ca.602) [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1862/04/04
  2. The Times, 5 May 1959
  3. The Times, 3 March 1925
  4. 1937 British Industries Fair p399