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H. and T. Vaughan

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AA box key with marks of '1920' and 'H. & T. V.'.
AA box key with marks of '1920' and 'H. & T. V.'.

of Standard Works, Willenhall, Staffs

1860 Company established.

1879 One of 4 Willenhall lock makers who protested that American-made locks supplied to the Admiralty had mostly been produced in Willenhall and had been supplied at higher prices than would have charged by the makers[1]

1914 Lock manufacturers. Specialities: rim and mortice locks, "Cylinder" rim and mortice locks, night latches, lock furniture of all kinds. Employees 350. [2]

1920 Made the keys for the AA boxes

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Feb 24, 1879
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book