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N. Holman and Sons

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Exhibit at Geevor Tin Mine Museum. Drain Cover.
Exhibit at Geevor Tin Mine Museum. Furnace Door.
Furnace. Exhibit at Galley Museum, Queenstown.

of St. Just, and Market Jew Street, Penzance, mechanical engineers

1800/1 Nicholas Holman went into business as a blacksmith.

1830 N. Holman and Sons was established

1839 Another business was established by Nicholas's son John which became Holman Brothers

1856 Listed as Nicholas Holman and Sons, Market Jew Street, Penzance. Ironfounders, engineers and agricultural implement makers. [1]

1856 William Holman died

By 1861 the firm was run by Nicholas junior[2]

1894 N. Holman and Sons was incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Mining, shipping and general engineers. Specialities: Cornish ranges, mitre machines, engines and boilers for mines, mine castings and general mining material. Employees 95 to 100. [3]

1922 Directors: F. Holman, F. W. Holman, E. B. Holman, P. D. Holman and W. Holman. Specialities: Mining machinery, ship and boiler repairs, iron foundries, Cornish cooking ranges, agricultural implements, etc.

1971 Still in business as shipping engineers.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1856 Post Office Directory of Cornwall
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book