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Murch & Spence of Bridgwater Iron Foundry, Eastover, Bridgwater
1864 Partnership of Murch and Spence, between William Edward Murch and Robert Spence, iron founders and engineers of Eastover, Bridgwater, dissolved by mutual consent. Business to be carried on by Robert Spence 
1866 Advertising as Murch & Spence, Horticultural Engineers, &c.
1867 Bath & West of England Show: 'Messrs. Murch and Spence, of Bridgwater, exhibit a Fourneyron Turbine, an Appold or centrifugal pump, apple mill, double-action brick and drain-pipe machine, small hand power ditto, contractor's pump, double Roman tile mould, &c.'
1872 Patent No. 853 for improvements in machinery for the manufacture of bricks from plastic clay, issued to Robert Spence and Edmund John Spence, trading as Murch and Spence 
1873 'On Friday a man named Kitch, in the employ of Messrs. Murch and Spence, whilst superintending an engine at Durston, got his left hand entangled in a portion of the machinery. Some of the fingers were crushed, and the hand otherwise lacerated.'
1873 Advertising as sole manufacturers and licensees for Yorath's Patent Fork Elevator (for Wilts, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall)