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E. G. Wrigley and Company, tool makers, of Foundry Lane Works, Soho, Birmingham
1898 Company established at Aston Road, Birmingham to take over the private business formed by E. G. Wrigley
1902 Company moved to the Foundry Lane Works.
1913 Produced a cyclecar with a 7/9hp two-cylinder engine.
1914 Small tools and gearing manufacturers. Specialities: cutters, twist drills and taps of every description, all kinds of gearing. Employees 400. 
1914 Directors: J. D. Steven (Managing Director), C. H. Burne (Secretary), J. A. Kenrick, P. J. Worsley (jun.), J. D. Steven. Staff: 400.
WWI: fully occupied making small tools and vehicle transmissions.
1918 Cecil Kimber joins the company. Makers of steering gear, transmission assemblies and axles to a number of car manufacturers
1919 Capital increased to fund expansion
1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with small tools including twist drills, milling cutters and hobs for worm gears. 
Took on contract to build gearboxes for Angus Sanderson and Co but lost heavily on the deal.