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Marks and Clerk

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Consulting engineers and patent agents

1888 George Croydon Marks was a consulting civil engineer and patent agent, of 13 Temple St, Birmingham[1]

1888/9 Formation of partnership of George Croydon Marks and Dugald Clerk, which later became the international intellectual property firm Marks and Clerk.

1889 Edward Charles Robert Marks joined the firm

1892 of 13 Temple Street, Birmingham[2]

1893 The firm became large enough to move its headquarters to London, with branches in Birmingham and Manchester. Advertised the patents agency as The "Practical Engineer", Patent Agency

1895 Patent agents, of 18 Southampton Buildings, London WC (ie close to the Patent Office at no.25)[3]

1914 operated from Lincoln's Inn Field, London.

Also developed a number of cliff railways and steep-incline tramcar systems, as well as the design of the new Gothic pavilion at Aberystwyth Royal Pier.

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Sources of Information

  1. Kelly's 1888 directory
  2. Kelly's 1892 Directory
  3. The Times, Jul 02, 1895