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of Whittall Street, Birmingham, manufacturers of percussion caps.
Presumably also known as Pursall, Phillips and Son
1859 Catastrophic explosion at the company on September 27th, killed 19 of its 70 employees including children, gravely injuring many others, devastating the factory and damaging the surrounding area.
1861 Mr Pursall applied for and was granted permission to build a powder magazine and percussion cap manufactory on a 4 acre site at Witton, a country hamlet in a safer location.
William Pursall and Co was in existence for a short time.