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Harland Engineering Co

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1939. JJ McAinsh as an apprentice.
Centrifugal Pump. Exhibit in Westonzoyland Museum.
Centrifugal Pump. Exhibit in Westonzoyland Museum. Detail.
May 1944.
1959. Glandless Circulating Pump.

of Alloa and Timperley

1903 Partnership founded by Frederick Carleton Anderson, Charles Atherton Atchley and George Robert Harland Bowden, electrical engineers in London, and at Manchester, Glasgow and South Wales, as G. Harland Bowden and Co

1910 The partnership was dissolved by mutual consent; G. Harland Bowden would continue the business in London; Anderson and Atchley would continue the business in partnership in Manchester and Glasgow as Harland Engineering Co[1]

1919 Private company

1937 Manufacturers of centrifugal pumps, electric motors, dynamos and switchgear. "Axiglide" Propeller Pumps. "Duoglide" Centrifugal Pumps. "Monoglide" Centrifugal Pumps. "Spiroglide" Centrifugal Pumps.[2]

1938 British Electric Plant Co was voluntarily liquidated; all of the assets of the business were acquired by Harland Engineering Co[3]

1938 Company made public.

1957 Harland Engineering and Harland Drives acquired a controlling interest in Simon Equipment after a successful collaboration between the companies on development of electronic controls for industrial drives[4]

1961 Manufacturers of electrical machinery, centrifugal pumps, water turbines, industrial drives and other products. 1,300 employees.[5]

1969 Acquired by G. and J. Weir[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette, 26 July 1910
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. The Edinburgh Gazette, 8 April 1938
  4. The Times, Jul 26, 1957
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  6. The Times, May 06, 1969