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Reid Brothers, Engineers

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1918. From Kempes Directory.

of 12 Wharf Road, City Road, London, N1. Electrical and General Engineers

1820 Company established[1]


c.1829 William Reid went into business on his own account as an engraver.

William later brought his sons, first William junior, into the business

1850 Laid the first submarine cable across the Channel for Submarine Telegraph Co

1868 Death of William junior

c.1870 Presumably became the partnership of Robert Nicol Reid and James Reid, Reid Brothers

William junior's son Edwin was brought into the business by his uncles Robert and James.

1910 Company incorporated.

1914 Engineers and contractors. Specialities: electrical and other instruments of precision, pneumatic dispatch tubes, electric lighting, power and traction engineering. Employees 200 to 500. [2]

1922 Manufactured high-class electrical and scientific apparatus, including precision instruments

1922 Company in voluntary liquidation[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. According to 1922 company description
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. The London Gazette, Sept 1922