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of Lower Tower Street, Birmingham.(1922)
1840 Company established by Edwin Cotterill
1842 Edwin Cotterill of Great Lister Street, Birmingham. 
1849 of 101 Henry Street, Ashted, Birmingham. 
1853 of 105 New Street, Birmingham when he wrote to "The Times" to defend the security of his patented design of lock
1870 Mr. E. Cotterill of Climax Works, Vittoria Street, Birmingham.
1922 "Bankers Engineers". Specialities: Fire and burglar-proof safes, strongroom doors, locks, motor panels and sheet metal work.