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John Ward (of London)

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of Leicester Square, London, Invalid Chair and Bath Chair Manufacturers

of 246, 247, Tottenham Court Road, London, W. (John Ward's Carriage Works)

c.1730 Business established by John Ward.

Patented many inventions

Prize Medals at London, 1851, 1862; Dublin, 1865; Paris, 1855, 1867, 1878, two Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal; Vienna, 1873, two Medals for Progress and Merit.

1897 Exhibited the Britannia motors

1914 Royal Warrants to H.M. the King, H.M. the Queen, and H.M. Queen Alexandra.

1914 Managing Director: James Ashton.

Invalid carriages and Bath chairs

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