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Andrew Shirlaw of Berkeley Street, later of Oozells Street, Birmingham.
Company formed by Andrew Shirlaw, an engineer, toolmaker and manufacturer of lifting gear
1884 Commenced making the Spiel petroleum spirit engine
1886 Made twist drill grinding machines 
c1890 The company moved to Oozells Street
1888 13-hp Petrol Engine 
1896 Possibly ceased trading around this time