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Holmes and Co (Derby)

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Holmes and Co, coachbuilding and harness works, of Derby

Mr. Charles Holmes was a coachmaker in Lichfield in 1760

His son established the Derby business early in the 19th century.

c.1845 steam machinery was introduced into the works; several of the machines were of the firm's own invention, and were made on the premises, notably the spoke lathe and felloe saw.

1898 The firm weare coachmakers by appointment to the Queen, the Prince of Wales, and the government.

Presumably succeeded by Sanderson and Holmes

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