Ref no44472
TitleRecords relating to Braby & Company of Ashton Gate, metal manufacturers
Date1930s - 1970s
DescriptionPhotographs of the company's site and products, plus printed booklets and centenerary material.
LevelCollection
Extent1 envelope
Administrative historyThe company was established in 1839 at St Pancras, London. It was purchased by Frederick Braby in 1854 and incorporated in 1865. As part of the company's expansion, the Bristol branch opened at Ashton Gate in 1897, where it remained until the company's closure. The company were zinc and galvanized iron merchants, producing metal products including aluminium and stainless steel silos, tanks and specialist storage for many top names in the food, plastics, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. In 2005 the firm was taken over in a management buy-out, however a later sale of the company fell through and the firm closed in 2011. Administrators Grant Thornton said Braby had got into problems because other firms had not been spending as much on large items
Access statusOpen
Custodial historyDonated to the record office in 2010
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