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Telegraph engineers, electrical engineers and contractors
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