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William Harvie and Co

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Masthead Light from SS Kayara.
Masthead Light from SS Kayara.
Masthead Light Detail. William Harvie Patentee 42521, 220 Broomielaw, Glasgow"

of Glasgow

Later at Bishop Street, Birmingham

Ship signal lamps

1868 Patent to William Harvie, of Glasgow, North Britain, for the invention of "improvements in the construction of lamps and lanterns, and in lenses employed therewith."[1]

1873 Patent to William Harvie, of Glasgow, for an invention of "an improvement in lamps." (void 1876)[2]

1897 William Harvie, Electric Lighting Engineer, 222 Broomielaw, Glasgow, was the sole Partner of Malcolm Graham and Co, Grease Manufacturers and Rosin Distillers, of 50 Anderson Street, Gallowgate, Glasgow; the business was transferred to George Moffat, 128 Garthland Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow, to carry on the Business under the same name at 100 East John Street, Gallowgate, Glasgow.[3]

Early 20th century: the business moved to Birmingham

1983 S.H.M. (Birmingham), W. T. George and Co, William Harvie and Co, G. Bocock and Co were in voluntary liquidation; a meeting of their Creditors was held at Newhall Street, Birmingham on Monday, 10th January 1983, for the purposes mentioned in sections 294 and 295 of the Companies Act 1948[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 22 May 1868
  2. London Gazette 28 April 1876
  3. Edinburgh Gazette 2 February 1897
  4. London Gazette 18 January 1983
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