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Laurence, Scott and Electromotors

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1929. Electric Winch.
LSE 2 phase traffic light controller patented in 1934 by William Harding Scott and R. G. Woods, on display at the Bridewell Museum, Norwich
30th December 1938.
1951. Cargo Winch.
April 1952. Scott Winch.
March 1968.

Electrical Engineers of Norwich and Openshaw.

1883 Company founded.

1896 Private company.

1929 Company formed when Laurence, Scott and Co took over Electromotors

1929 Company made public.

1937 Electrical machinery manufacturers. "Red Band" Fractional H.P. Motors.

1945 January. R. J. Spicer retired from the position of general manager of the switch works of the company after forty six years' service. Mr H. Worship, formerly manager of the instrument department took over the management of the Thorpe Road, branch works.[1]

1961 Manufacturers of dynamos, motors and electrical apparatus.

1968 Maker of control panel for nuclear submarines.

1969 Laurence Scott Ltd was incorporated to acquire Laurence, Scott and Electromotors Ltd[2]

1980 Taken over by Doncaster-based Mining Supplies.[3]

1985 MS International was the parent company, Subsidiaries were:[4]

  • Laurence, Scott and Electromotors Ltd
  • Laurence, Scott and Electromotors (Wolverhampton) Ltd
  • Laurence, Scott and Electromotors S.A. (Prorietary) Ltd
  • Laurence, Scott (Defence Systems) Ltd
  • Laurence, Scott (Blantyre) Ltd

1986 Laurence, Scott and Electromotors Ltd and Laurence, Scott and Electromotors (Wolverhampton) Ltd were acquired by FKI Electricals and quickly returned to profit[5]

1986 The name of Laurence, Scott Ltd was changed to Norcast Ltd

By 1996 Laurence, Scott and Electromotors Ltd was a subsidiary of FKI [6]

2004 FKI closed the Norwich division[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1945/01/12
  2. Companies house filing
  3. The Engineer 1981/06/18
  4. 1985 Annual report
  5. The Times, June 06, 1987
  6. The Times, March 07, 1996
  7. The Times, January 28, 2004