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1878 Frederick Wicks invented the Wicks Rotary Typecasting Machine
1894 James Marshall Strachan became foreman of the company
1899 The Times entered into a contract with Wicks to supply any quantity of new type every day.
1900 Lucien Alphonse Legros started work with the company; he was subsequently appointed engineer to the company and introduced improved designs and methods of production.