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James Parkes and Son (2)

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of 16 and 18 Vesey Street, St. Mary's, Birmingham

1815 Company established.

1914 Manufacturers of optical and mathematical instruments. Specialities: various scientific apparatus including astronomical telescopes, microscopes, magnetic compasses and sundials, mathematical instruments of all grades including school drawing compasses, drawing pins and scales. [1]

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