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Samuel Whitfield and Sons

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April 1870.
Safe. Exhibit at Darlington Railway Museum.
Safe. Exhibit at Darlington Railway Museum.

Samuel Whitfield and Sons of Viaduct Works, Oxford Street, Birmingham; of 140 Grand Buildings, Trafalgar Square, London, W.C.2. (1938)

1866 Manufactured Fenby's adytic retainer lock[1]

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[2] 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

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1866/06/01 p391
  2. Kelly's Directory
  • Bradshaw’s Railway Manual 1869