Collection BFWD - Bodley Foundry Workshop Drawings

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Bodley Foundry Workshop Drawings


  • 2003 (originals mid 19th - mid 20th centuries) (Creation)

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Approx. 600 colour photocopies of original drawings.

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Administrative history

Bodley Bros. and Company was a foundry, a significant manufacturer of metal components for local mills.


Archival history

Much archival material was rescued by Cyril McCombe from the drawing office of the Bodley foundry when it closed in 1967. The drawings were passed to the Mills Archive in 2003 to be photocopied, and were then sent on to the Devon Record Office, Exeter where the rest of the material had been placed.

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Workshop drawings, sketches and pattern shop instructions for waterwheels gearing and associated matters.

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This collection may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment.

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  • English

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Archivist's note

Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012.

For information on the Bodley Foundry see McCombe, C, "End of an Era: Closure of Bodley Bros and Company, Limited, Exeter" (Foundry Trade Journal, 30 March 1967, pp. 375-378)

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