Catalogue description Holman Brothers Ltd

This record is held by Archives and Cornish Studies Service (formerly Cornwall Record Office)

Details of X542
Reference: X542
Title: Holman Brothers Ltd
Description:

Accounts, photographs, minutes, deeds, leases, annual reports and other miscellaneous company records of Holmans and subsidiary Companies including the Climax Rock Drilland engineering Company Ltd

Date: 1684-1987
Held by: Archives and Cornish Studies Service (formerly Cornwall Record Office), not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Holman Brothers Ltd, Camborne, Cornwall, engineers and manufacturers

Compair Construction and Mining Ltd, Camborne, Cornwall, engineers and manufacturers

Physical description: 857 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accession 2421

 

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.

 

Accession 2789

 

Additional deposit by company Secretary, (via A.D. Barber), CompAir Construction and Mining Limited, Camborne, 22nd July 1980.

 

Accession 5526

 

Deposited on 30 October 1998

 

Accession 5539

 

Deposited on 16 November 1998

 

Accession 5635

 

Deposited on 19 April 1999

 

Accession 5701

 

Deposited on 9 August 1999

Subjects:
  • 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).

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