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Alan Patient of


Group  From 1859  To 1957

Categories: Commerce

Manufacturers of ceramic pipes and construction materials, named after the Burmantofts district of Leeds. The business began when fire clay was discovered in a coal mine owned by William Wilcox and John Lassey. The company supplied the distinctive ox-blood red terracotta blocks which feature on the exterior of many of the early London Underground stations. 

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