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British Industrial History

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Samuel Wilkes and Sons

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of Excelsior Works, Bloxwich, Walsall

1874 Company established.

1914 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Manufacturers and patentees of railway carriage door locks. Specialities: fittings for railway carriage bodies, also motor car bodies of all kinds. Employees 200 to 250. [1]

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