Of course an immense quantity of machinery is made in Birmingham. One of the most interesting of these establishments is the well-known Cornwall Works of Messrs. Tangyes, Limited, at Soho. The varied labours carried on here require an enormous amount of “shopping,” for here engines, boilers, steam pumps, hydraulic jacks, machine-made tools, steel, pully blocks, and other articles “too numerous to mention” are produced. The whole works cover more than fifteen acres of land, and employ more than 2,000 men, for whose comfort and well-being the greatest care is taken by the heads of this famous firm, Mr. Richard and Mr. George Tangye.
Source: The Foresters’ Guide to Birmingham and Its Neighbourhood. Presented by the Demonstration Committee to the Delegates In High Court Meeting, Assembled in Birmingham, August, 1883. Specially Prepared For the Occasion by John Alfred Langford, LL.D; F.R.H.S. Birmingham: James Upton, Baskerville Printing Works, Great Charles Street. 1883.