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John Wilkes

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of Birmingham

of Bordesley Tube Mills, Liverpool Street, Birmingham. (1875)

1835 of Stafford Street, Birmingham, supplier of plumbers materials

1849 Directory: Listed as Tube Makers [1] of Liverpool Street, Birmingham

Supplied the high conductivity wire for the first Atlantic cable (assuming it was this predecessor of the later company).

1891 The company of John Wilkes, Sons and Mapplebeck was registered on 14 December, to acquire the business of metal rollers, copper smelters, refiners of John Wilkes and Sons and John Wilkes, Mapplebeck and Co of Birmingham. [2]

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