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1882 July. Serious fire destroys the works.
1883 Due to a recession, Henry Hughes and Co (or Hughes's Locomotive and Tramway Engine Works) was in financial difficulties. The company was taken over by Norman Scott Russell and renamed the Falcon Railway Plant Works. The factory remained busy with both railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock. Among these were tank locomotives for Ireland, Spain and the Azores. Some were subcontracts from other firms, such as Kerr, Stuart and Co, at that time in Glasgow.
1883 Kerr, Stuart and Co of Glasgow acted as agents for their locomotives.
1885 Petition for winding up Falcon Engine and Car Works Ltd
1886 Exhibited road and rail truck (Perrett's patent) at Liverpool
1887 W. Wallace Duncan was chairman
1889 Supplied the tram cars for the Northfleet tramway. 
1889 Amalgamation leading to the formation of the Brush Electrical Engineering Co. '...the following Special Resolutions were duly confirmed: - That the Provisional Agreement made the 12th day of July, 1889, between the Falcon Engine and Car Works Limited of the one part, and a Trustee for the Company intended to be formed and proposed to be called the Brush Electrical Engineering Company Limited.... the Company be wound up voluntarily; and that Mr. John Henry Hill Duncan and Mr. Emile Garcke be and they are hereby appointed Liquidators for the purposes of such winding up...'