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Safety-fuse makers, of Penhellick Safety-Fuse Works, near Camborne
and of Cambrian Fuse Works, Lodge, Wrexham, N. Wales.(1922)
William Brunton (1817-1881) invented a fuse-making machine to improve the quality of manufacture. He did not patent the machine but kept it secret. This development proved to be of great service to the mining world, for, while producing an improved article, its introduction at once reduced the selling price of fuse by 75 per cent.
1881 The factories producing the fuse, in Cornwall and in North Wales, were both still in operation at the time of William's death.
1922 Still in operation in Cornwall and North Wales.