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1861 October. J. E. Kirby takes Thomas Welch Barrows, a Coal Master of Tipton and residing at Handsworth into partnership and to trade as Kirby and Barrows and produce Portable and fixed engines and also other agricultural machines 
1863 February 24th. Dissolution of the partnership between Joseph Edward Kirby and Thomas Welch Barrows trading as Kirby and Barrows. 
became Barrows and Carmichael