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Brown Wilson and Co

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1866. Blackfriars Bridge Works.

of Vauxhall Iron Works, and 80 Cannon St., London

1863 Andrew Betts Brown bought an old brewery in London which he converted into an engineering works

1865 'Messrs. Brown, Wilson, and Co, of the Vauxhall ironworks, Wandsworth-road,... '[1]

1866 Andrew Betts Brown, of Brown Wilson and Co, Vauxhall Iron Works, London.[2]

1867 'The crane is the patented invention of Mr. A. B. Brown C.E., of the firm of Brown, Wilson, and Co., Vauxhall Ironworks, London, by whom it was constructed.'[3]

1866 Steam traveller crane for the Blackfriars Bridge works

1868 The partnership of Alexander Wilson, Andrew Betts Brown and David George Brown, trading as Brown, Wilson and Co, was dissolved; Wilson would meet the debts[4]

presumably became Alexander Wilson and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper - Sunday 09 April 1865
  2. 1866 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  3. The Dublin Builder - Friday 01 November 1867
  4. The Edinburgh Gazette Publication date:24 April 1868 Issue:7844 Page:471