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Vauxhall Ironworks, 92 Wandsworth Road, then later at 172 Fenchurch Street, London.
Makers of screw engines for ships etc.
formerly Brown Wilson and Co
1869 'Mr. Wilson, London agent to Mr. Graham, of Glasgow, the maker of the exploded boiler....Alexander Wilson, engineer, of the Vauxhall Iron Works, disposed that he knew of the boiler in question, as being agent for the maker of it in Glasgow.'
1875 At the time of the liquidation of another of his companies, Alexander Wilson was also carrying on a separate business as an Engineer at the Vauxhall Iron-Works, No. 92, Wandsworth-road, in the county of Surrey, under the style of Alexander Wilson and Co.'
By 1884 the company had built 130 cylinders for compound marine engines. The latest engines employed Payton and Wilson's patent circular balanced and double-ported valves actuated by Joy's valve gear
1892 became a limited liability company with William Gardner as MD
1896 John Henry Chambers appointed receiver and later manager
Alexander Wilson continued as shipbuilders (see advert).
1898 Alex Wilson is shown as of 172 Fenchurch Street, formerly of the Vauxhall Ironworks.