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Swinburne and Co

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The business of James Swinburne

By 1889 had established his own business at Teddington, Swinburne and Co[1]

c.1890 The company manufactured open circuit transformers, watt meters, etc

1892 Crystal Palace Electrical Exhibition. DC meters. [2]

1892 Presented a paper to Inst Civil Engineers on "Electrical Measuring Instruments"[3]

1894 Started to practise as a Consulting engineer

Mr. Swinburne started Science Abstracts, and was editor at first.

1895 G. H. Baillie and William Ranson Cooper joined Swinburne as assistants, becoming partners soon after.[4]

1896 The company was wound up[5] (it is assumed this is the same company}; an agreement had been made with the Nalder and Harrison Syndicate, Limited, for the sale of the goodwill, patents, etc.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Proposal for John Francis Russell to join the IEE
  2. 1892 The Practical Engineer
  3. The Engineer 1892/04/29
  4. Obituary of William Cooper]]
  5. The London Gazette 10 July 1896
  • Proposal for John Francis Russell to join the IEE