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William Crane Wilkins

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William C Wilkins of 24 and 25 Long Acre, and 20 Cranbourne St, London[1]

1837 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned, Robert Wilkins, Henry Robinson, and William Crane Wilkins, lately carrying, on the business of Lighthouse Manufacturers, under the style or firm of Robinson, Wilkins, and Son, at No. 24, Long-acre, in the county of Middlesex, was dissolved, by mutual consent, on the 2nd of January 1837.[2]

1846 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Robert Wilkins and William Crane Wilkins, carrying on business as Lighthouse and Patent Lamp Manufacturers, at Nos. 24 and 25, Long-acre, in the county of Middlesex, under the firm of R. Wilkins and Son, was dissolved, by mutual consent, as and from the 30th day of November last; and we further notify, that all debts due to and from the said copartnership are to be received and paid by the said William Crane Wilkins[3]

1848 Formerly Robert Wilkins and Son[4]

W. Wilkins & Co - Lighthouse Engineers, manufacturers of Lighthouse & Floating Light Lanterns Lamps, Reflectors & Machinery &c.; Dioptric Apparatus supplied and constructed of the St Gobain Glass to Her Majesty’s Government; The Honourable Corporation of Trinity House, Colonial and Foreign Governments &c. 24 and 25 Long Acre, London [5]

By 1866 William Crane Wilkins was bankrupt; he had been in business with Henry Paris and John Farquhar at 24 & 25 Long Acre[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1848 Post Office Directory
  2. London Gazette 17 November 1837
  3. London Gazette 6 January 1846
  4. 1848 Post Office Directory
  5. [1]Business card shown on 'Mycetes' website
  6. London Gazette 13 July 1866