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Percussion cap maker, of Legge Street, Birmingham
1859 An employee of Messrs Ludlow of Legge St died in an explosion (presumably on their premises)
1870 On December 9th an appalling accident occurred in the cartridge factory of Ludlow and Co, neighbours to the factory of G. Kynoch and Co (Lion Works, Witton), possibly a licensor to Ludlow; 17 people were killed instantly and 34 more died later from their injuries; a national outcry ensued.