Parkinson Cowan is now a brand of cooking appliance, owned by the Electrolux Group.
1902 The company became Parkinson and W. and B. Cowan
1937 Parkinson and Cowan (Gas Meters) Ltd was a Listed Exhibitor at the British Industries Fair. They advertised 'Gas Apparatus for Measuring and Recording, including Tin and Iron Meters, Optional Coin Meters, Rotary Meters, Station and Retort House Governors, Test Meters, Gauges, Meter Parts and Accessories'.
1939 The company, like many other engineering concerns of the period, turned their attention to being an Aircraft Industry Supplier.
1971 The company is taken over by Thorn becoming part of Thorn Gas Appliances; many of the gas meters manufactured during this period are still in use today.