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James Gordon and Co

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of Regent House, Kingsway, London, WC2. Telephone: Holborn 3232/3. Telegraphic Address: "Gordolobo, Westcent, London"; of Windsor House, Kingsway, London W.C.2[1]

Company formed by James Gordon

1920 Article on a centrifugal Pelton jet deflector. [2]

1922 Company address was Windsor House, Kingsway, W.C.2. Acquired the Lassen Meter and Engineering Co. J. J. Lassen accepted the position of joint managing director, and personally conducted the section of the business dealing with boiler efficiency appliances and instruments.[3]

1923 They had acquired the licence for the manufacture and sale in Great Britain of the Duplex Mono recorder.[4]

1925 They announced they were now to act as successors to the late Major S. Utting for the sale of the Thermix air heater of the Emile Prat systems of mechanical draught.[5]

1926 J. J. Lassen has retired from the board of directors of, and has no further interest in, or connection with, the company.[6]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Hagan automatic Boiler Control. Steam Desuperheating and Pressure Reduction Apparatus. Mono Duplex and Simplex CO2 Recorder. Feed Water Conditioning Materials. Distant Boiler Water Level Indicators. High and Low Water Alarms. (Stand Nos. Cb.817 and Cb.716) [7]

1955 Acquired by Hall Telephone Accessories Co in order to enter the field of automation. James Gordon was forming a British company Panellit Ltd to manufacture and sell equipment under licence from the American company of similar name[8]

1957 The company became part of Elliott Automation and later English Electric Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1925/04/24
  2. The Engineer of 4th June 1920 p583
  3. The Engineer 1922/05/12
  4. The Engineer 1923/04/27
  5. The Engineer 1925/04/24
  6. The Engineer 1926/02/12
  7. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 370
  8. The Times, Aug 19, 1955