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Latimer Clark, Muirhead and Co

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Exhibit at the National Railway Museum.
1883. Portable electrical resistance tester.

of Westminster

When Warden, Clark and Muirhead became Latimer Clark, Muirhead and Co, John Muirhead was made a director. At some point Alexander Muirhead, initially scientific adviser, was also made a director.

1875 Josiah Latimer Clark was senior partner in the firm of Latimer Clark, Muirhead and Co, formed to manufacture electrical apparatus and machinery.

1879 "... the Partnership lately subsisting between Latimer Clark, John Muirhead, and John Muirhead the younger, as Electric Telegraph Engineers, at No. 29, Regency-street, Westminster, under the style or firm of Latimer Clark, Muirhead, and Co., was, on the 31st day of December, 1879, dissolved, by mutual consent, so far as regards the said John Muirhead, who retires from the said firm."[1]

1881 Developed a block signalling apparatus for railway use

1889 Provisional order granted for lighting Richmond[2]

1894 Voluntary winding-up under court supervision[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 19 November 1880
  2. London Gazette 29 November 1889
  3. London Gazette, 20 March 1884