of Broad St., Birmingham.
c.1808 Dearman and Francis
1815 William Brunton was a partner here.
'The Engineer' of 14th August 1885 described a grasshopper engine erected at Eagle Foundry in 1815 by William Brunton. The engine had worked until 1876. 24" bore, 4' 6" stroke; Wrought iron beam. Condenser added by Bernard Peard Walker, former proprietor of the Eagle Foundry. The implication from the word 'erected' that the engine was made by the foundry, but the article also mentions grasshopper engines made by Rastrick. The boiler was fitted with Brunton’s mechanical stoker. The 1885 article mentions that Eagle Foundry was established 'about a century ago' by Richard Dearman. Brunton joined in 1814 after leaving Rastrick, Foster & Co of Shutt End, Stourbridge (questionable - does not correspond to other records)
1825/7 Brunton left the foundry
1847 Smith and Hawkes
By 1872 Had been taken over by Bernard Peard Walker
Also see Bernard P. Walker
1880 Bernard Peard Walker of Eagle Foundry was involved in liquidation proceedings
1888 Parry and Wythes
1898 William Bateson, who had been carrying on business as a Joinery Manufacturer and Contractor, in copartnership with Thomas Sherlock, as Sherlock and Company at Eagle Foundry Premises, Broad street, Birmingham, Glaziers and Glass Merchants, was bankrupt
1894 Premises available. 'MANUFACTURING PREMISES (good).- Eagle Foundry, Broad Street (late Lion Cycle Co); whole or in parts; large workshops. ground floor and upstairs, engine and boiler; yard, stabling, large gateway.'
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1885/08/14
- 'The Early History of the Cylinder Boring Machine' by E A Forward, Trans. Newcomen Society, Volume 5, Issue 1 (1924), pp. 24-38
- 1816-17 Pigot's The Commercial Directory
- Birmingham Daily Gazette - Monday 16 June 1862
- Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Saturday 21 June 1862
- Birmingham Daily Post - Wednesday 05 December 1883
- London Gazette 22 April 1898
- Birmingham Daily Post - Wednesday 01 October 1890
- Birmingham Daily Post - Wednesday 26 September 1894
- Harveys of Hayle by Edmund Vale. 1966. ISBN 978 0 904040 78 4