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James Horsfall

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of Birmingham

1849 Directory: Listed as Wire Drawers

1852 James Horsefall started producing music wire.

1853 He patented his heat treatment process for wire. He was also made a wire grade especially for a plough manufacturer in Leeds.

1855 Joseph Webster joined the business which became Webster and Horsfall

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