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London Electric Wire Co

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1950. The Lord Stanley, 40 Paragon Road, Hackney Works outing.
Group of employees posing for works anniversary photograph (Date Unknown).
Work Photograph (Date Unknown).
Work Photograph (Date Unknown).
1959. Leyton Works Diamond Jubilee.
Works Photograph.
1959. Company Engineering Department Supervisors.
London Electric Wire Co - sixty years celebration.
Works Photograph.

London Electric Wire Co of Anchor Works, Playhouse Yard, St Lukes; of Church Road, Leyton, London,E10.

1879 Company established[1]

1892 Supplied wire for lighting Smithfield Market [2]

1892 Company incorporated

1895 James Willey, managing director, testified at the trial of someone who had attempted to rob the warehouse in St Lukes, Clerkenwell[3]

1900 Company meeting[4]

1909 Merger with the Frederick Smith and Co of Salford, wire manufacturers, to form the London Electric Wire Co and Smiths Ltd[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 09, 1919
  2. The Engineer
  3. The Times, Jan 07, 1895
  4. The Times, Jan 30, 1900
  5. The Times, Dec 09, 1919