Holman Brothers Ltd, Camborne, Cornwall, engineers and manufacturers
Compair Construction and Mining Ltd, Camborne, Cornwall, engineers and manufacturers
Immediate source of acquisition:
Records deposited by the Company Secretary, Compair Construction and Mining Ltd., Camborne via Mr. A.G. Harris, Engineering Director, 12th July 1978.
Accession No 2576
Additional records deposited by the Company, Secretary, Compair Construction and Mining Ltd., Camborne via Mr. Anthony Barber, 7th June 1979.
Additional deposit by company Secretary, (via A.D. Barber), CompAir Construction and Mining Limited, Camborne, 22nd July 1980.
Deposited on 30 October 1998
Deposited on 16 November 1998
Deposited on 19 April 1999
Deposited on 9 August 1999
Climax Rock Drill and Engineering Co Ltd, Camborne, Cornwall
Administrative / biographical background:
The records are of the firm of Holman's whose boiler works at Pool and foundry at Camborne date back to 1801 and 1839 respectively, the boiler works being transferred from Pool to Roskear in 1892. Rock tools and pneumatic tools began to be manufactured on a large scale after the First World War. See Bernard Hollowood, Cornish Engineers. Published for private circulation by Holman Bros. Ltd. 1951. (The 150th anniversary of the firm of Holman which began with the boiler works at Pool, established by Nicholas Holman in 1801).