India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Company

The India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Company was a London-based company based in Silvertown, East London. It was founded by Stephen William Silver in March 1864 as Silver's Indiarubber Works and Telegraph Cable Company Ltd.[1] However in July that year the name was changed to the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Company.[1]

India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Company
Formerly
Silver's Indiarubber Works and Telegraph Cable Company Ltd.
FoundedMarch 1864 (1864-03) in Silvertown, London, England
HeadquartersSilvertown

Charles Hancock, a younger brother of Thomas Hancock, was a founder of the Gutta Percha Company, but after a dispute with his partner he left to set up the rival West Ham Gutta Percha Company[2] in 1850 with the support of his family. In 1860 he joined S. W. Silver and Company, bringing with him a number of patents. In 1864 the West Ham Gutta Percha Company was merged into the new company.

References

  1. "S. W. Silver and Co". www.gracesguide.co.uk. Graces Guides. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. Haigh, Kenneth Richardson, Cableships and Submarine Cables, p. 26, Adlard Coles, 1968 OCLC 497380538.
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