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Samuel Whitfield and Sons of Viaduct Works, Oxford Street, Birmingham; of 140 Grand Buildings, Trafalgar Square, London, W.C.2. (1938)
1869 Advert. Fire and burglar proof safes and locks
1869 'Whitfield's New Patent Safes'.
1872 Samuel Whitfield senior, bedding manufacturer, feather merchant and purifier, of 52-54 Oxford St, Birmingham Presumably Frederic Whitfield had taken on the safes business as F. Whitfield and Co
By 1881 Samuel Whitfield senior had retired. Presumably the bedstead manufacturing was continued by one of his sons, as S. B. Whitfield and Co
1886 The safes business was listed as Whitfield's Safe and Door Co