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Fowler and Baker

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of 2 Queen Square Place, Westminster, S.W., civil engineers

1862 Benjamin Baker started work in the office of John Fowler.

They worked together on numerous projects including the early underground railways in London and the Forth Bridge.

Sir John Fowler took Mr Baker into partnership.

c.1880 Messrs Fowler and Baker were asked for their joint opinions on the feasibility of building a bridge for railway purposes across the Forth, and, assuming the feasibility to be proved, what description of bridge it would be most desirable to adopt?

1885 John Fowler was made Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George[1]

1890 Benjamin Baker was made Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George and Sir John Fowler was made a baronet.

1898 On the death of Sir John Fowler, the firm became Baker & Hurtzig

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 1 September 1885