James Lyne Hancock Ltd. India Rubber Manufacturers of 266 Goswell Road. London EC1. Established in 1820 and registered in 1912. Thomas Hancock, the discoverer and patentee of the vulcanisation of rubber and the first to manufacture India Rubber, was the founder.
India Rubber Gutta-Percha and Telegraph Works Company Ltd. Cable Manufacturers of 83-86 Farringdon Street, London EC1. Registered in 1864, Well known for its trading in Argentina, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. This company can trace its roots to Arrowsmith and Silver, Colonial Merchants, Clothiers and army agents of Cornhill, London. The firm later became known as Silver and Co., run by Stephen W. Silver who founded a rubber waterproof clothing factory at Greenwich, transferred to West Ham/Silvertown in 1852. It also manufactured India Rubber and ebonite articles such as insulated telegraph wire. Originally incorporated as Silver's India Rubber Works and Telegraph Cable Co. ltd. The company expanded rapidly by building a new gutta-percha factory at Silvertown, promoting cable companies such as West Coast of America Telegraph Co. Ltd in 1876 and South America Cable Co. Ltd in 1891. In 1934, the company was acquired by British Goodrich Rubber Co. Ltd, later taken over by BTR. The Silvertown factory who severely damaged during World War Two, and sold in 1965.
from metropolitan archives does not mention charles or walter ?