Samuel Brown and Co., Chainmakers, Collection

Scope and Content

Notes, 1989, by P. G. Miller, on the firm of Samuel Brown and Co., chainmakers.

Administrative / Biographical History

P. G. Miller, of Berwick-Upon-Tweed researched the history of Samuel Brown and Co., chainmakers and its successor, Brown Lenox Co. Samuel Brown and Co., chainmakers, constructed the first suspension bridge at Llandovery, Carmarthenshire. Brown Lenox Co. eventually manufactured chains for the Royal Navy and most of the world's navies and merchant fleets.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr P. G. Miller, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England, 1990.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records; ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) website Panel for Historical Engineering Works Newsletter September 2000 (, viewed 27 October 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archives Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

The archive of Brown Lenox Co. is Glamorgan Record Office, Brown Lenox Company, D/DBL.

Corporate Names