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Ludlow and Co (Birmingham)

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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)[1]

1862 Edward and A. Ludlow, of 71/2 Legge St (late Walker and Co)[2]

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.

1874 The Cartridge Works of the National Arms and Ammunition Co at Belmont Row was formerly Messrs Ludlow's works[3].

By 1884 the National Arms and Ammunition Co had disposed of its fog signal business to Mr F. Ludlow[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Daily Post, August 1, 1859
  2. Business Directory of Birmingham, 1862
  3. Birmingham Daily Post, 3 January 1874
  4. Birmingham Daily Post 16 January 1884