Cox and Co
Cox and Co, of Falmouth Dock Ironworks, Falmouth, shipbuilders.
1878 Started shipbuilding in Falmouth, Cornwall, England, trading under the name Cox, Farley and Co
From 1878 the yard built tugs, naval water-boats, trawlers, sloops and several Amazon paddle steamers.
1890 Built three ships for the laying and raising of mines. Article and illustration in 'The Engineer'
1894 Mining Steamer built. Drawings in The Engineer. 
1900s The yard built a tug to move the many ships that came into dry docks at Falmouth Docks. The yard also made three excursion steamers and a passenger ferry.
In 1918 the company was taken over by R. H. Green and Silley Weir
1920s The yard continued making tugs but started to shift its focus towards ship repairing as this was more lucrative. The last ships to be built at the yard were six large Spanish trawlers
1927 Company founded.
1944 Private company.
1961 Automobile seating engineers, tubular steel furniture and auditorium seating manufacturers. Trade Mark "Cox" tubular steel furniture. 1,350 employees.
In 1985 the three dry docks were sold privately and became A. and P. Appledore (Falmouth) Ltd.
The Museum of the Great Western Railway has a brass name plaque 'Cox and Co, engineers, ship-builders and boiler makers, Docks Iron Works, Falmouth'
Is there a connection with Silley Cox and Co?
Sources of Information
- Kelly's Directory of Cornwall, 1883
- The Engineer of 30th November 1894 p464