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P. M. Parsons

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at Lombard Street, Southwark, London (1876), business established by Perceval Moses Parsons, the inventor and patentee of Manganese Bronze

1876 Patent on the manufacture of Manganese Bronze[1].

1879 Business was already making profit from the sale of ingots[2].

1879 Manganese bronze torpedo boat arrived at Portsmouth - it had been built by Maudslay, Sons and Field on the Thames[3].

1879 Letter from Mr P. M. Parsons concerning the manganese bronze torpedo boat which had been reported arriving at Portsmouth from The Thames; the plates were thinner than reported in that article and vibration only occurred at certain engine speeds[4]

1880 Patent for improvement in casting copper, bronze, brass under pressure[5].

1882 Manganese Bronze and Brass Co was registered on 28 June, to acquire the business of P. M. Parsons [6] for manufacturing manganese bronze and white brass; temporary offices at 3 Walbrook, London EC[7].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 12 July 1882
  2. The Times, 12 July 1882
  3. The Times, 15 December 1879
  4. The Times, 24 December 1879
  5. The Times, 12 July 1882
  6. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  7. The Times, 12 July 1882