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John Knowles and Co

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May 1933.
May 1933.

Works - Mount Pleasant Works, Wooden Box, near Burton-on-Trent.

London Office 38 Kings Road, St. Pancras, London N.W.1.

1849 Company established at Wooden Box.

1863 Office opened in London.

1908 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Manufacturers of fireclay goods, sanitary stoneware pipes and connections. Proprietors of crucible steel pot and cement fireclay mines. Specialities: sanitary stoneware drain pipes and connections; firebricks, lumps and tiles for iron and steel furnaces; boiler seating blocks and flue covers, nozzles, stoppers and rod covers for the Bessemer or Siemen's steel process; firebrick backs and linings for coal and gas stoves and hollow fuel for gas fires. Employees 370. [1]

1927 the managing director is G. Marlow Reed

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