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of Phoenix Works, The Green, Darlaston, South Staffordshire. Telephone: 201/202. Telegraphic Address: "Servis"
1904 Company founded by Walter Samuel Wilkins and Thomas Mitchell.
1917 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned Walter Samuel Wilkins, of Hall View, King's Hill, Wednesbury, in the county of Stafford, Engineer, and Thomas Mitchell, of No. 10, Avenue-road, Darlaston, in the said, county of Stafford, Engineer, carrying on business as Engineers and Machine Tool Makers, at The Green, Darlaston aforesaid, under the style or firm of WILKINS & MITCHELL, has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from the 29th day of August. 1917. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Walter Samuel Wilkins, who will continue the said business under the present style or firm of Wilkins and Mitchell...'
1929 Designed its first washing machine.
1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Servis Washer. Electric Domestic Washing Machines. "Servis" Electric Ironers. New "Servis" Cabinet Model. (Electricity: Industrial and Domestic Section - Stand No. Cb.719) 
1943 Incorporated as a Private Limited Company.
1950 Patent - Improvements in bolsters of power presses. 
1951 Patent - Press guards.