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Bramah, Fox and Co

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of London Works, Smethwick

Civil engineers - successor to the civil engineering side of Bramah and Co

John Joseph Bramah transferred his railway equipment work from Pimlico to Smethwick where it was known as the London Works[1].

1839 Charles Fox entered into partnership with Bramah to form Bramah, Fox and Co[2].

1840 Bramah, Fox and Co had extensive works in the neighbourhood of Boulton and Watt's Soho foundry[3].

John Cochrane (1823-1891) was a resident engineer for the firm.

By 1841, John Henderson had joined the firm.

1841 mid year: reduction in workforce of Bramah, Fox and Co by one half[4].

1842 Dissolution of the Partnership between John Joseph Bramah, Charles Fox and John Henderson, under the firm of Bramah, Fox, and Co. at the London Works, Harborne, near Birmingham, Engineers and Machinists, when John Joseph Bramah retired; Charles Fox and John Henderson carried on the business as Fox, Henderson, and Co.[5]


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Sources of Information

  1. Glasgow Herald 25 October 1862
  2. Charles Fox by Robert Thorne, ODNB[1]
  3. The Times, 18 January 1842
  4. The Times, 18 January 1842
  5. London Gazette 15 July 1842