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Lightfoot Refrigeration Co

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March 1939.

of Abbeydale Road, Wembley, Middlesex.

1885 Public company incorporated as Linde British Refrigeration Co[1]

Thomas Bell Lightfoot designed an Ammonia-Compression Refrigeration Machine

1890 The company appointed Lightfoot as its Managing Director.

The Company scored a success when the Wellington Meat Export Co. adopted the system on an extended scale for their storage plant. This established an advanced position for the chemical machine, especially on ship board, where the system was adopted with success on the SS. "Perthshire."

1916 Name changed to Lightfoot Refrigeration Company.

1961 Manufacturers of ice making and refrigeration machinery. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 28, 1929
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE