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of Wilton Works, Cross Street, Camborne, Cornwall
1835 The "Dipping Needle" invented by Robert Were Fox was first made by William Wilton.
1885 Newton's son, E. W. Newton, joined the firm.
1901 Incorporated as a limited company.
1914 Mathematical and scientific instrument and apparatus manufacturers, opticians. Specialities: surveying instruments, scientific instruments, and models of machinery, complete mining outfits, combined theodolite, miners' dial and dumpy level, Henderson's patent rapid traverser, tacheometers, transit theodolites, barometers, assaying balances, astronomical telescopes, drawing instruments, microscopes.