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of Springfield Lane, Salford

1898 Company established - see Edward Woodrowe Cowan

The company became one of the leaders in the field of A.C. electrical engineering, specifically A.C. switchgear and inductance regulators.

1911 Became part of a new company Switchgear and Cowans created to effect a merger with the Switchgear Co Ltd[1]

1912 Switchgear

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times 28 April 1936