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Marryat and Scott

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July 1949.

Makers of lifts, electrical switchgear and power distribution equipment, of Wellington Works, Hounslow, and of Hatton Garden, London (Marryat and Place).

1891 Howard Marryat founded the partnership of Marryat and Place, which carried out the maintenance.

1910 Marryat and Place acquired lift manufacturers Joseph Richmond and Co.

1919 Private company Marryat and Scott was formed by Howard Marryat and Murray D. Scott to acquire the lift and hoist business of Marryat and Place.

1927 Co-operative agreement between Marryat and Scott and competitor John Bennie.[1]

1929 Longest lift (185 ft) in London ordered for Westminster Abbey.[2]

1934 Messrs Marryat, Scott and Fletcher formed John Bennie Ltd to acquire that lift business.[3]

1950 Private company incorporated to acquire Marryat and Scott Ltd (which owned John Bennie Ltd) and Marryat and Place Ltd (industrial electrification and maintenance contractors), and then was converted into a public company.[4]

1959 Acquired Austin Lifts of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.[5]

1961 Electrical engineers, manufacturing all kinds of lifts. 350 employees. [6]

1966 Acquired W. H. O'Gorman electrical and refrigeration and heating contractors.[7]

1968 Sold W H O'Gorman in order to concentrate on the main business of the group.[8]

1971 Acquired Jackson Mechanical Services.[9]

Late 1970s, the company was presumably acquired by Kone Corporation.

1979 The names of the various Marryat and Scott companies were removed from the register.[10]

By 1982 the company based in Hounslow was known as Kone Marryat and Scott.[11]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 01, 1927
  2. The Times, Jan 31, 1929
  3. The Times, Oct 18, 1950
  4. The Times, Oct 18, 1950
  5. The Times, Feb 11, 1959
  6. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  7. The Times, May 31, 1966
  8. The Times, Mar 28, 1968
  9. The Times, Mar 20, 1971
  10. London Gazette 13 March 1979
  11. The Times, Jun 30, 1982