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Sawer & Purves of Nelson Meter Works, Miles Platting, Manchester, 10; and at Nottingham and Watford. Telephone: Collyhurst 2289. Telegraphic Address: "Sawer, Manchester"
1897 Sawer and Purves became part of Meters Ltd
1928 Goad's Insurance Plans for Manchester, Map 210 dated 1928, shows the Manchester premises located in a block defined by Nelson, Thomas, Varley and James Streets. The largest building was approx 200 ft long and three storeys high, and incorporated the machine shop, tinsmiths, tool room, packing room, testing room and index shop.
1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Gas meters, Wet and Dry. High Capacity Ordinary and Optional Prepayment Meters. Gas Pressure Gauges. Gas Main Cocks. Gas Fie Taps, etc. Coin collecting Vans. (Stand No. Ca.511)