General Metal and Holloware

B. F. Williams

Elephant Works

Here is what the "Illustrated Towns of England Business Review: Wolverhampton" had to say about this firm in 1897:

"Elephant Works have been established a good number of years, and occupy a prominent position among the business concerns of Wolverhampton. They cover a large area, are well supplied with the most modern machinery and appliances, and afford constant employment for numerous hands. 

There is no doubt that Mr. Williams possesses exceptional facilities to meet all demands in the promptest manner, and among his numerous manufactures may be specially mentioned baths of all kinds and best finish, dish covers, meat screens, fish kettles, tea pots, etc., etc. Steel travelling trunks, deed and despatch boxes, etc., are manufactured for both home and foreign markets, the foreign trade being especially large and valuable, this being a branch in which Mr. Williams turns out an enormous quantity.

The business of The Midland Plating Company carried on at these works is an important, one, comprising as it does, nickel-plating and enamelling for the cycle trade, brass founders and locksmiths."

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