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Holman Brothers Ltd.
Fate merged with Broom and Wade
Successor CompAir
Founded 1801
Founder(s) John Holman
Defunct 1968
Headquarters Camborne, Cornwall,UK
Industry Engineering and Manufacturing
Products rock drills & air compressors
Employees 2,000
Subsidiaries Climax mining Equipment

Holman Brothers Ltd. was a mining equipment manufacture founded in 1801 based in Camborne, Cornwall, UK.

Holmans drill 1955

Holmans Rock Drill from 1955 (taken from the 55 vol. of the CSM Magazine)

Holman was Camborne's, and indeed Cornwall's largest manufacturer of industrial equipment. Holman played a part in World War II making the Polsten 20mm gun. It also produced The Holman Projector for the Royal Navy. At its height Holmans was spread over three sites within Camborne, employing some three and half thousand men.

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