Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,754 pages of information and 235,473 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Brassey and Ogilvie

From Graces Guide

of 4 Great George St, Westminster

1830s: After his move to Cheshire, Alexander Ogilvie met Thomas Brassey, with whom he was ever afterwards associated. Soon after they met they formed a partnership which lasted for the rest of their lives. This happened when both were invited to tender for a large contract but Mr. Brassey said to Mr. Ogilvie 'It’s no use making two bites of a cherry; let’s go in together, or one of us retire.'

Managing Agents for the Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway, a branch 12.4 miles long, from the Newton Abbot station of the South Devon line.

Every one of the numerous contracts they jointly undertook was financially successful.


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Sources of Information

  • Obituary of Alexander Ogilvie (q.v.)