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Stephen Winckworth Silver

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Stephen Winckworth Silver (1790-1855) of S. W. Silver and Co

1790 February 26th. Born

1812 February 1st. Married Frances Susan Adams

When Charles Macintosh introduced waterproof clothing, Stephen Winckworth Silver set up a factory at Greenwich, making similar garments. Later this expanded to include insulated wires and cables.

1855 October 9th. Died. His place in running the business was taken by his two sons, Stephen William Silver and Hugh Adams Silver, who continued to expand the business.


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