Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,469 pages of information and 245,911 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Wicks Rotary Typecasting Co

From Graces Guide

1878 Frederick Wicks invented the Wicks Rotary Typecasting Machine

1894 James Marshall Strachan became foreman of the company

1897 Company registered

1899 The Times entered into a contract with Wicks to supply any quantity of new type every day.

1900 Lucien Alphonse Legros started work with the company; he was subsequently appointed engineer to the company and introduced improved designs and methods of production.

1906 Acquired by the Blackfriars Type Foundry


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