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Edward Bullivant and Co

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Japan ware makers, of Blakenhall Works, Upper Villiers Street, Wolverhampton

1864 Business founded

Their products included travelling trunks, cash and deed boxes, bowls, buckets, oval and round frying pans (tinned and galvanised), steel basins, tea kettles, scoops, baths, coal vases, fire screens, trays, waiters, etc.

1898 The japanning works in Upper Villiers Street were acquired by John Marston, and became the basis for the Villiers Engineering Company.

1901 Bullivant's house, coach shed, and garden, next door to the works were purchased by John Marston Ltd. The coach house became Sunbeam's first car factory.


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Sources of Information

  • Wolverhampton Local History [1]