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Rowe Brothers and Co

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Victoria House, 33 Queen Street, Exeter. The name of Rowe Brothers and Co can still be made out in the stonework. Image 2021.

192 High Street, Exeter and later of 33 Queen Street, Exeter.

See Charles Edward Rowe

1839 Company established.

1892 Mention of Charles Arthur Rowe a partner on the company.[1]

1900 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Manufacturers of sheet lead, lead pipe, red lead, litharge, etc[2].

1924 Merger of Locke, Lancaster and W. W. and R. Johnson and Sons Ltd, the white lead, red lead and litharge works of Rowe Brothers and Co Ltd of Exeter with works at Bootle, and the lead, antimony and other manufacturing interests of Cookson and Co; shareholders would receive, in exchange for their shares, shares in Associated Lead Manufacturers Ltd. The 3 companies were all private companies; they would continue as separate entities with their existing management[3].

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Sources of Information

  1. Bristol Times and Mirror - Saturday 06 February 1892
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. The Times, 4 December 1924