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Wilkins and Weatherley of Patent Wire Rope Works, 39, Wapping, London, E.
1849 Wrote to "The Times" that a chimney and boiler had recently been constructed on their site which satisfied the requirements of the proposed Smoke Prohibition Bill
1850 "E. Weatherly" began to produce an armoured cable for the 1851 cross-Channel cable. Robert Stirling Newall sued for infringement of his patent and took over the job. R. S. Newall and Co carried out the bulk of the work at Weatherly's factory using men brought from their Gateshead factory, the rest being sub-contracted to Kuper and Co who held a similar patent.
1857 Wrote to "The Times" proposing a method of sinking the Atlantic Telegraph cable which was then being manufactured
1865 Wrote to "The Times" about the failure of the Atlantic cable with suggestions about how the laying process should be changed
1883 The firm was still in business at this date when someone stole some blank cheques from them
1883 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, William Wilkins and Christopher Weatherly, carrying on business as Wire Rope Makers, at No. 39, Wapping, in the county of Middlesex, under the style or firm of Wilkins and Weatherly, has been dissolved, by mutual consent, as from the 31 st day of October, 1883; and notice is hereby further given, that the said business will in future be carried on by the said William Wilkins, under the style of Wilkins and Co. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said new firm