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T. and C. Clark and Co

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London 1891
Dec 1921.

of Horseley Fields, Wolverhampton.

of Shakspeare Foundry, Wolverhampton

1795 Company established by Thomas and Charles Clark.

1839 First firm to patent and manufacture enamel for lining cooking utensils without using oxide lead, arsenic or any other deleterious materials.

1866 Announced a reduction on hollow-ware of five percent [1]

1876 Fire at their works [2]

The company's product range included thousands of items, both domestic and industrial.

1896/7 Directory: Advertiser. More detail [3]

1914 Manufacturers of enamelled, cast iron and tinned hollow ware, baths, cast iron hinges and pulleys, lining vessels both iron and steel for manufacturing chemists' use. [4]

Late 1940s and 1950s the company produced acid-resisting enamelled cast iron boiling pans; steam jacketed pans; stills; square and rectangular tanks; open and closed mixing vessels; flanged pipes; bends and tees; laboratory equipment; small scale plant; evaporating bowls; beakers; sulphonators; and glass-lined mild steel tanks for beer, mineral water, and food.

1962 Last record of the company in the Wolverhampton Directory.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 5th January 1866 p19
  2. The Engineer of 7th July 1876 p18
  3. Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97: Advertisers
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  • Wolverhampton Local History [1]