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India Rubber, Gutta-Percha & Telegraph Works Co Ltd, mfrs of electrical machinery and instruments, cables, wire and rubber goods

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Alternative name(s):
  • Arrowsmith & Silver (Formerly known as)
  • Silver & Co (Formerly known as)
  • BTR (British Thermoplastics & Rubber) plc (Later known as)
Date: 1848-1961
  • Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire
  • London
Functions, occupations and activities: Chemicals > Rubber | Engineering: Electrical > Electrical engineering and contracting | Engineering: Electrical > Electricity generation and machinery | Engineering: Electrical > Wires and cables
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C107901 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B1756 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1864-1961: minutes, financial and sales records
London Metropolitan Archives: City of London
NRA 24145 BTR Industries

See HMC Records of British business and industry 1760-1914 metal processing and engineering, 1994
1848-1937: corresp, production records
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 36131 Telegraph
1924-1931: engineering drawings
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 3515 Staffs RO misc