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Statham and Bates

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of Manchester

1848 Parnership previously known as Samuel Bates and Co and later as Statham and Bates was dissolved. R. J. Bates left and Samuel Statham carried on. [1]

1848 J. Statham was the manager of the city branch of the Gutta Percha Co, where between two and three hundred were employed.

1857 Mr. Statham organised the gutta percha covering of copper wire which was used to make the cable for the Atlantic telegraph; this was carried out at the Gutta Percha Works[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette
  2. The Engineer 1857/01/30