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Warden, Clark and Muirhead

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Telegraph engineers, electrical engineers and contractors

c.1860 Company founded by John Muirhead senior, with Josiah Latimer Clark and W. M. Warden to provide manufacturing facilities for the new telegraphic industry[1]

1870s Alexander Muirhead became scientific adviser to the firm.

Amongst other jobs, the firm installed the telegraph cable from King William's Town to Queenstown and Beaufort West, some 1,200 miles into the interior of Southern Africa.

Later became Latimer Clark, Muirhead and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 26, 1885