Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Edward Mapplebeck

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Edward Mapplebeck (1845-1937)


1937 Obituary [1]

EDWARD MAPPLEBECK was for fifty years connected with Messrs. John Wilkes, Sons, and Mapplebeck, of Birmingham, copper smelters and refiners and tube manufacturers. Mr. Mapplebeck was born in 1845 and was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Birmingham. He became a partner in the firm of John Wilkes, Sons, and Mapplebeck in 1870, and subsequently held the position of managing director. The firm made the copper wire for the first Atlantic cable. In 1925 Mr. Mapplebeck retired, at the age of 80. His death occurred at Leamington Spa on 27th April 1937, in his ninety-third year.

He had been a Member of the Institution since 1897.


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