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Report - C. Brandauer Co Ltd - Birmingham 14/04/07

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by MrPK, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. MrPK

    MrPK 28DL Full Member
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    Finally got round to posting this up!
    Hooked up with Dystopia and Tunnel who ran all the way from the city centre to meet up with us. He arrived sweating like a rapist - lol.
    To the report -
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    Brandauer was founded in 1862 and today is a 5th generation family company of international standing. It began as a
    manufacturer of high quality pen nibs which it sold world wide in great volume maintaining a reputation for their excellence
    for over a century of supply. Inheriting and adding to those skills the business then evolved into a world-class engineering
    company, specialising in the manufacture of complex components, in difficult materials, for a wide range of industry
    sectors.
    For once the story has a happy ending - the company actually relocated to a new factory a few years ago and are still going
    strong.
    See here for details http://www.themanufacturer.com/uk/detail.html?contents_id=2620

    Anyhow the photos - first time out with my new 350D.. and i found the transition from my old AE1 rather hard, The resulting
    photos were sadly poor! Regarde.....

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    Plenty of period features remain
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    Just the same as the front door lock on my family home!
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    Check out the wear on this door - its been opend a few times.
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    Fantastic cast stairway with wooden treads.
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    Box of random metal stampings - posibly electrical in nature
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    In one of the basements we found the old belt drive wheels
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    Steps have seen many feet
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    Behold the pen nibs - the origins of the company - amazing find!
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    Check out the 140 years of wear on the stair treads
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    Thats all - i loved the place and have about 200 photos
     
    #1 MrPK, Apr 23, 2007
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2007

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