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F. Wigley

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1897 Went into business with Herbert H. Mulliner in Birmingham as Wigley-Mulliner Engineering Co making scientific measuring instruments and tools for making the more complicated parts of ordnance. They acquired premises in Birmingham to supply ordnance for the Boer War but found problems in supervision so transferred operations to a 60 acre site in Coventry with good rail and canal connections where extensive works for manufacture of ordnance were laid out, which became Coventry Ordnance Co[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jun 09, 1909