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of Churchway, Edgware, Middlesex.
and of 88a Snow Hill, Birmingham
1860s - Founded by Charles Wright at Clerkenwell, initially making Crimean war medals and later producing seals, dies and embossing presses.
1900 - Moved to Thorn Bank, Edgware due to the factory growing too noisy for an inner city location.
1920s - The company produced 35,000 First World War medals a day. Charles' son, also named Charles had joined the company by this point and it also became known as Wright and Son.
1935 - Now producing car licence plates, the company invents the font that is still used on British licence plates to this day.
During the Second World War they had the most remarkable contract was for the metal parts of respirator filters, 94½ million being made between 1937 and 1943.
1970s - The company closes down.