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Eyres and Silcock

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of Chippenham

1842 Listed as Iron founders, at New Road, in Pigot's directory of Chippenham.

1845 (February). Partnership dissolved, by mutual consent, between William Eyres and Arthur Silcock, iron founders and machine makers, at Langley Burrell near Chippenham. Also, the partnership was dissolved between Eyres, Silcock and J H Brinkworth, coal merchants at Langley Burrell.[1]

1845 Advertisement: 'CHIPPENHAM IRON WORKS
Messrs. EYRES & SILCOCK Engineers, millwrights, and Iron Founders, Beg to return their sincere thanks to Nobility, Gentry, and the Public generally, for the very liberal support they have received since commencing business as above. Mr. Eyres also takes the opportunity informing them that he has DISPOSED OF his INTEREST in the business to Mr JOHN RELPH, who, with his partner, Mr. A. SILCOCK, he can with confidence recommend to their patronage, Messrs. SILCOCK & RELPH, on entering into Partnership, respectfully solicit the continued favors of the Nobility, Gentry, and Public generally, which they beg to assure them it will be their constant endeavour by undeviating punctuality, strict attention, and moderate charges.
Steam Engines and Water Wheels. MACHINERY & MILL WORK. The Most Approved AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, Verandas, Balconies, Palisading, IRON & BRASS CASTINGS to any PATTERN. Plain and Ornamental Iron Work of every description.'[2]

Shortly afterwards the business was taken over by Rowland Brotherhood.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette, p.612
  2. Wiltshire Independent, 6 March 1845
  3. 'Brotherhoods, Engineers', by Sydney A. Leleux, 1965