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Phillips and Hopwood

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of London

Samuel Phillips was making fire engines by 1760.

1797 Phillips & Hopwood was founded.

1799 A fine cast iron well pump of 1799 is preserved on Cornhill, London. See photos.

1811 The business was that of James Hopwood; by 1818 it was Hopwood and Tilley; by 1825 Tilley and Co

1850 At the end of the year, the business became Shand, Mason and Co

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Sources of Information

  • [1] 'Village Pumps' website