Pursall and Phillips
of Whittall Street, Birmingham, manufacturers of percussion caps.
- c.1856 George Kynoch joined Pursall and Phillips of Whittall Street, Birmingham, manufacturers of percussion caps.
- 1859 Catastrophic explosion at the company on September 27th, killed 19 of its 70 employees including children, gravely injuring many others, devastating the factory and damaging the surrounding area.
- 1861 Mr Pursall applied for and was granted permission to build a powder magazine and percussion cap manufactory on a 4 acre site at Witton, a country hamlet in a safer location.
Sources of Information
- Kynoch