J. W. Brooke and Co
From Graces Guide
J. W. Brooke of Adrian Ironworks, Lowestoft
John Walter Brooke was the son of an ironfounder
1870 He laid out the works of Robert Warner and Co
Brooke went to the USA where he spent time in Adrian, Michigan
1874 John Walter Brooke opened his own foundry on his return, and named it after Adrian, Michigan.
1887 Was making compound and triple expansion engines for fishing, coasting and other craft
1894 June. Royal Agricultural Society's Show. Clutch barrel hoist.
1898 The company became limited
1899 Built their first engine - a small two-stroke
1905 Produced 15-20 h.p. four-cylinder, 25 h.p. six-cylinder and 35 h.p. four-cylinder models. 
c1914 Introduced a four-stroke engine for marine use
1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Cars produced see the 1917 Red Book
1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Marine Motors see the 1917 Red Book
1934 renamed as Brooke Marine Construction Co
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1894/June/29 p562 & p566
- See 1904 advertisement
- Automobile Vol. III. Edited by Paul N. Hasluck and published by Cassell and Co in 1906.
- Steam Engine Builders of Norfolk by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1948 by The Augustine Steward Press