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Wilkin and Clark

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1869. Ballast break for Midland Railway.

of South Street, Finsbury.

  • Engineers.

Inventors of a chain brake for railway vehicles

1877 The proprietors, Messrs Wilkins and Clark, wrote to The Times pointing out that the Clark vacuum brake and the Clark and Webb vacuum brake had been adopted by the London and North Western Railway and the Somerset and Dorset Railway[1].

1878 the Partnership between Marmaduke Wilkin, John Clark, and Adam Scott, carrying on business as Engineers, at 44, Finsbury-circns, in the city Of London under the style or firm of Wilkin and Clark, was dissolved[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 1 January 1877
  2. London Gazette 3 December 1878