Smiths Rev Counter 0-80 R.P.M X 100

Smiths Rev Counter 0-80 R.P.M X 100

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Smiths Rev Counter 0-80 R.P.M X 100

Listed for sale at £5.00 on the 1 Nov 2012   Sold for £13.50 on the 11 Nov 2012

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Smiths Rev Counter 0-80 R.P.M X 100 Rev Counter
0~80 R.P.M X 100
Made in the UK by Smiths  CLASSIC, VINTAGE.
rvi 5000/00A with illumination aperture to the rear
The back plate for this unit has been misplaced.

 

Samuel Smith

 

Samuel Smith (born 1827) founds his London family clock and watch making business. A shop was opened in Newington Causeway, London, where he made and sold watches, clocks and precision instruments.

 

Shop S. Smith & Son Ltd Samuel Smith’s son, Samuel Junior opens his own business at 85 Strand and later had other premises at 9 Strand, Trafalgar Square and 68 Piccadilly. In 1899 he turned his business into a private limited company, S. Smith & Son Ltd.

 

 

 

First British speedometer

Asked by King Edward VII if he could make an instrument to measure speed and distance travelled, Allan Gordon Smith (Samuel Junior’s fifth child) helped develop the first British speedometer for the emerging motor industry. The speedometer was fitted to the King’s Daimler and Smiths was later granted a Royal Warrant for this product. By 1914, an estimated 50,000 Smiths speedometers were in use. This became a core activity for the next 80 years and a considerable automotive manufacturing business.

 Smiths Industries Ltd,

Having been renamed Smiths Industries Ltd, Smiths gained international recognition for its electrical engineering when a Trident test aircraft, equipped with a Smiths autopilot, became the first civil airliner to land in thick fog under fully automatic control, greatly reducing the number of airline crashes.

 

Following a series of acquisitions, a restructuring programme was announced, resulting in the – five division structure of present day.

Smiths Interconnect completed the purchase of Power Holdings Inc (PDI). Based in Richmond, Virginia, PDI is a leading designer and manufacturer of specialist power distribution, conditioning and monitoring systems.

John Crane celebrated 50 years working in Brazil and Smiths Detection further expanded the Group’s presence in South America with a major contract to supply x-ray cargo scanners, for inspection at ports throughout Brazil; the host for the football World Cup in 2014 and Olympic Games in 2016.

Smiths Group is now a global business employing 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

Text and images courtesy of : smiths.com/smiths-group-history.aspx

Smiths Rev Counter 0-80 R.P.M X 100 Rev Counter

 

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