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W. H. Willcox and Co of 32-38 Southwark Street, London SE. Works in Castle Street.
1876 Company established.
1894 Crank-pin lubricator. 
1895 Advert. Engineers' stores and oil merchants. 
1897 Incorporated as a private limited company.
1899 Advert. Injectors and semi-rotary pump. Engineers' stores and oil merchants. 
1900 June. Royal Agricultural Show at York. Showed various engineer's tools and appliances. 
1901 Horizontally-opposed piston pump described in 'Engineering'. It had a rubber ball valve in each piston, and needed no external non-return valves.. Note: Referred to in the article as W. H. Wilcox.
1905 Advert. Engineers general stores and supplies. 
1911 Electrical Exhibition. Lubricating oils. 
1913 Advert for engineering needs. 
1914 Engineers' stores, oil refiners, hose, pump and belting manufacturer. Specialities: cylinder and lubricating oils, hand-sewn leather belting, wire bound hose, semi-rotary wing pumps, injectors, lubricators, packing, oil filters, tube cleaning apparatus. 
1917 Advert for engineering requisites. 
1919 Advert for engineering requisites. 
1951 Advert for all engineers' stores and supplies. 
1960 Advert for engineering supplies.