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Chamberlain and Hookham

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June 1898.
August 1899.
22nd March 1941.
January 1945.

of Solar Works, Birmingham.

1883 registered to take over the existing firm of meter makers and electrical engineers; Arthur Chamberlain and George Hookham as directors[1].

1898 The company was registered on 15 December, to acquire the business of manufacturers of electricity meters, dynamos etc of a company of the same name. [2]

1918 GEC acquired the ordinary shares in the company[3].

1927 Recorded as being a subsidiary of GEC

1968 The combination of SEI and Chamberlain and Hookham with AEI operations at Motherwell, Harlow and Manchester was expected to make a strong base for competing in meters, instruments and components[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 7: The City of Birmingham, W.B. Stephens (Editor), 1964
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. The Times, 9 July 1918
  4. The Times July 30, 1968