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Owen, Brazil & Co of Vulcan Iron Works, St Philip's Marsh, Bristol
1893 Established by C G Owen and John P. Brazil. Makers of German Bonzac cigarette machines under licence, Djinn marine engines, perforated plates for Spencer Moulton rubber railway buffers, hydraulic presses, castings and forgings.
1895 Cecil George Owen died
At some point H. F. Moseley joined the firm
1901 Sidney Straker joined the firm which became Brazil, Holborow and Straker. The firm extended its Vulcan Iron Works in Chapel Street, St Philip's, and opened new premises in Grafton Street and Albert Road
1907 The firm was re-organized as Brazil, Straker and Co., Ltd.
Note: Goad's Fire Insurance Plan of 1896 shows the Vulcan Iron Works (Owen, Brazil & Co) in the group of buildings formerly owned by the Avonside Engine Co. This was about 1/3 mile north of Chapel Street - the 1901 location of 'Vulcan Iron Works' - so presumably they moved out of the Avonside Works between 1896 and 1901