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John Spencer Ltd, makers of Iron and Steel tubes, of Globe Tube Works, Wednesbury.
of the Globe Tube and Engineering Works, Wednesbury
London Office, 3 Queen Street Place, Cannon Street. Birmingham Office, 13 Temple Street. Liverpool Office, 34 Moorfields.
1847 Business established by Cornelius Whitehouse at the Globe Tube Works, Wednesbury
1874 John Spencer (1846-1910) started business as a tube manufacturer at the Vulcan Tube Works, West Bromwich.
1879 Was this the John Spencer who made gauges and valve cocks?
1881 Advert. Anti-Corrodo Tubes and Fittings, coated by Barff's Rustless Process. Agents J. E. and S. Spencer (see advert)
1882 Spencer purchased the Globe Tube Works, Wednesbury, from Whitehouse to accommodate the growing demand.
1894 Catalogue of Iron and Steel tubes. 
1895 Advert. Flanged tubes. 
1898 the business was converted into a private company under the title of John Spencer, Ltd.
1900 Trade price list of wrought iron gas, steam and water tubes and fittings. 
1908 Catalogues of tubes, etc
1910 Steelwork Towers for Electric Transmission Lines. 
1921 Catalogue (26th edition) of John Spencer Ltd (late Whitehouse and Co. Ltd) of Globe Tube and Engineering Works, Wednesbury, manufacturers of iron and steel tubes. Stamped "Buy British goods and help to reduce unemployment".
1926 Opened offices at College Hill House, 176-178 Upper Thames-street, London E.C.4 under the management of Philip Spencer, and that this new branch will deal with the sales of all the firm's specialities.
1937 Iron and steel tube manufacturers.