Difference between revisions of "Silvertown Works"
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Starting production in 1852, originally produced waterproof clothing and insulated cables and wires for S.W. Silver and Co. In 1864 Silver's sons formed the India Rubber, Gutta Percha, and Telegraph Works Co. to produce, in addition to waterproof clothing, submarine telegraph cables at the same factory. The factory was prosperous and saw growth throughout the second half of the nineteenth century. By 1892, the Silvertown Works had the second-highest rateable value of any factory in West Ham at £14,560. The only factory which was rated higher was the Great Eastern Railway Shops at Stratford, which was valued at £21,750. The company owed much of their success to the production of submarine telegraph cables. Being first laid by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1855, by 1900 there were some 200,000 miles of cable on the ocean floor. The Silvertown works produced approximately a quarter of them . By 1887, the Silvertown works had expanded from the original 1 acre plot to an area the size of 15 acres; 10 of which were covered by workshops, and the rest by storage yards, wharves, and similar infrastructure. From 1885 onwards, all of these acres and all of the buildings on them were lit by electrical light produced from generators and other related infrastructure manufactured on site. Beyond electrical power, the Silvertown works also had 47 steam engines and 31 Lancashire boilders in addition to the boilers in the electrical plant
- John, Tully. Silvertown: The Lost Story of a Strike That Shook London and Helped Launch the Modern Labor Movement. New York: NYU Press, 2014. https://books.google.ca/books?id=ZnemAgAAQBAJ&lpg=PT56&dq=silvertown%20works&pg=PT47#v=onepage&q&f=false
- John, Tully. Silvertown: The Lost Story of a Strike That Shook London and Helped Launch the Modern Labor Movement. New York: NYU Press, 2014. https://books.google.ca/books?id=ZnemAgAAQBAJ&lpg=PT56&dq=silvertown%20works&pg=PT51#v=onepage&q&f=false
- John, Tully. Silvertown: The Lost Story of a Strike That Shook London and Helped Launch the Modern Labor Movement. New York: NYU Press, 2014.https://books.google.ca/books?id=ZnemAgAAQBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PT56#v=onepage&q&f=false
1852 to 1965
ProducedWaterproof Clothes, Submarine Telegraph Cables, vulcanized rubber, electric generators, ebonite, electric motors, solid tires, tennis balls, footballs, golfballs 
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|1852||1864||S. W. Silver and Co|
|1864||1933||India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Company|
|1933||1965||British Tyre and Rubber Co|
|1852||1965||Rubber & Gutta Percha Industry|
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