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Power Securities Corporation

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1922 Public company incorporated to assist in the development and engage the finance of electrical and other public utility undertakings; it acquired the whole of the issued share capital of Balfour, Beatty and Co[1]; George Balfour was chairman of the company; Andrew Henry Beatty and William Shearer were joint managing directors.

1930 The Lochaber construction works were expected to be completed in the autumn by their associated company; the Grampian hydro-electric scheme was on schedule [2]

1957 34th annual meeting; the company recognised Balfour, Beatty and Co as its principal income producing subsidiary; other subsidiaries were Tersons Ltd, Stent Precast Concrete Ltd, Metropolitan Construction Co Ltd, Duncan Watson (Electrical Engineers) Ltd, James Kilpatrick and Son Ltd[3].

1969 Acquired by British Insulated Callender's Cables[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 30, 1922
  2. The Times, Feb 15, 1930
  3. The Times, 21 May 1957
  4. The Times, Mar 18, 1969