Bodley Foundry Workshop Drawings

Scope and Content

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

Administrative / Biographical History

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

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email "visitors@millsarchive.org":mailto:visitors@millsarchive.org?subject=Request%20to%20consult%20collection%20BFWD to arrange an appointment.

Note

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

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)

Custodial 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.

Additional Information

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