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John Wilkes, Sons and Mapplebeck

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May 1896.
Dec 1921.
May 1929.

of Bordesley Mills, Liverpool Street, Birmingham.

1891 The company 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. [1]

1911 Manufacturer of Tubes for the Railways.[2]

1925 James Booth and Co acquired a controlling interest[3]

1925, March - They changed the address of their London office from Dashwood House, 69, Old- Broad-street, EC2, to 4, Central-buildings, Westminster SW1.[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Bradshaw’s Railway Manual 1911
  3. The Times, Nov 12, 1928
  4. The Engineer 1925/03/27