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Mining Engineering Co

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May 1944.

See also Meco.

of Worcester

1909 Private company founded in Sheffield.

1911 Awarded a silver medal by the Society of Arts for the Meco compressed-oxygen system for breathing in noxious atmospheres[1]

1925 Purchased several acres of land at Worcester and erected works there to cope with the expansion of the business. Transferred the business to Worcester.[2]

1929 Introduced the Meco E.22 Electric Shaker Conveyor

1961 Mining machinery manufacturers. 650 employees. [3]

1968 Dowty acquired Higgins Boughton Industries and its principal subsidiary Mining Engineering Co (Meco) of Worcester[4].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1911/06/23
  2. The Engineer 1925/01/16
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. The Times, 16 January 1968