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Mulliner-Wigley Co

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1895 Company incorporated[1]

Late 19th century: Mr H. H. Mulliner and Mr F. Wigley were in business in Birmingham making scientific measuring instruments and tools for making the more complicated parts of ordnance. They acquired premises in Birmingham to supply ordnance for the Boer War but found problems in supervision so transferred operations to a 60 acre site in Coventry with good rail and canal connections where extensive works for manufacture of ordnance were laid out, which became Coventry Ordnance Co[2]

Further developments were made in ordnance, including a 9.2 inch garrison mounting for the War Office. The need for obtaining special steels led to amalgamation with Messrs Cammell of Sheffield; Mr Mulliner joined the board of Cammells.

1903 In recognition of the agreement between Mulliner-Wigley Co and Charles Cammell and Co, the Mulliner-Wigley company of Coventry was put into voluntary liquidation; Herbert H. Mulliner was appointed liquidator[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. National Archives
  2. The Times, Jun 09, 1909
  3. London Gazette 20 March 1903