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Bristol Wagon Works Co

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April 1870.
1881. Tipping Cart.

Wagon works of Bristol.

1866 March. Announcement of the proposed company. To purchase the business of A. and T. Fry. Directors to be: [1]

1866 The company was registered on 23 November.

1871 Employing around 500 men and Albert Fry is Managing Director [2]

1873 The 8th ordinary general meeting. Joseph D. Weston is Chairman and Albert Fry is Managing Director [3]

1876 Bristol Wagon Co is an exhibitor at the Smithfield Club Show with wagons and carts [4]

1878 The 13th general meeting held. Joseph D. Weston is Chairman and Albert Fry as Managing Director. The sub-manager Mr Gatwood had died the previous year. Times were difficult for the business. [5]

1889 Renamed as Bristol Wagon and Carriage Works Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Bristol Mercury, Saturday, March 17
  2. 1871 Census
  3. The Bristol Mercury, Saturday, June 28, 1873
  4. The Engineer 1876/12/15
  5. The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, Wednesday, June 26, 1878