Henry Hughes and Son Limited 1828 - 1947

industry:
Maker of aeronautical navigational instruments,
Maker of marine navigational instruments
Nationality:
British
based:
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

1828 - Hughes and Sons were originally clock makers in the East End of London who later supplied sextants and chronometers to ships coming into the Thames

Partnership headed by Alexander Hughes, son of Henry Hughes (w.1835-79, d.1879),

1879-1941 - Traded at 59 Fenchurch St., London England.

1903 - Incorporated as a limited company

1915 - Factory at Hainault, London

1917 - Works at Forest Gate and Ilford, London, England

1947 - merged with Kelvin Bottomley & Baird Ltd. to become Kelvin & Hughes Limited;