Holman Bros Ltd was a Cornish engineering family firm founded in 1801; it gained a worldwide reputation and merged in 1968 with Broom Wade of High Wycombe to become CompAir (UK) Ltd. Finally the company closed in December 2003.
In this painting, Nicholas Holman, the Founder of the company, and Richard Trevithick discuss a high pressure boiler at Dolcoath mine.
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Royal Cornwall Museum
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TRURI : 2004.3.18
purchased with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the Tanner Trust, the Boughton Trust, the Cornwall Heritage Trust, the Viscountess Boyd Charitable Trust and individual donors, 2004