1886 In the UK, the Laing, Wharton and Down Company was formed to sell products from the Thomson-Houston Co (previously American Electric Company). They soon won a contract for electrical lighting for the east end of London.
1892 General Electric Co (USA) was created by the merger of Thomson-Houston and Edison General Electric.
1892 the company formed a French subsidiary, Thomson Houston International.
1894 The British Laing, Wharton and Down Construction Syndicate was renamed British Thomson-Houston (BTH) after acquiring the British rights to Thomson-Houston patents. General Electric Co was its majority owner.
Sources of Information
- The Times, 17 August 1894