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This is the fascinating story of a local family firm. Mr Jonathan Burdett Bowler started his business in Bath in 1872 He described his trade as Engineer, Brass Founder, Gas-fitter, Lock Smith & Bell hanger. He made and repaired soda water machinery and also ran a fizzy drinks factory making such sumptuous concoctions as Orange Champagne, Hot Tom, Bath Punch and Cherry Ciderette.
When Mr Bowler's grandson retired in 1969 the business closed But remarkably it had survived up until then with its original antiquated machinery, Victorian gas light, and nothing remotely useful
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Address Camden Works
Add#2 Julian Road
Town Bath
Post Code BA1 2RH
Tel: 01225 318348