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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Cape Copper Co

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of Queen St Place, London EC (1894); copper plant at Briton Ferry

1863 Company incorporated[1]

1865 The Cape Copper Mining Company reported there were several years' production possible from the Ookiep mine[2]

1869 The Namaqualand Railway was constructed between 1869 and 1876 by the Cape Copper Mining Company

1871 8th general meeting of the company; Edmund A. Pontifex in the chair[3]

Acquired the Briton Ferry plant from Mr Barclay who had taken over from F. Bankart and Sons

1888 The Cape Copper Mining Company was restructured as the Cape Copper Company[4]. Incorporated as a public company

1894 Public notice of dividend declaration[5]

1897 200 volt electric lighting and power system installed at the Briton Ferry Works by Messrs Herbert, Lewis and Fletcher. [6]

1913 26th Ordinary General Meeting[7]

1913 Acquired the Rakha mines in India

1920 Issue of debenturese to help pay for the development of the Rakha Mines[8]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Nov 22, 1920
  2. The Times, Jan 16, 1865
  3. The Morning Post, August 26, 1871
  4. Wikipedia [1]
  5. The Times, Jun 07, 1894
  6. [2] Engineering, 3 Sept 1897, p.293. Brief mention only.
  7. The Times, Dec 09, 1913
  8. The Times, Nov 22, 1920