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Catto, Mather

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Catto, Mather planing machine. This was stored at Glenbrook Vintage Railway, New Zealand, when photographed. Now moved
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Catto, Mather & Co of London and Liverpool, suppliers of iron plate and corrugated iron products

of 115, The Albany, Old Hall Street, Liverpool (1918)

1886 Dissolution of the Partnership which has for some time past been carried on by James Kennedy Catto and Henry Pearson, under the firm of Catto, Pearson, and Coy., at the Albany, Old Hall-street, Liverpool, in the trade or business of Iron and Steel Merchants and Brokers, is dissolved, by mutual consent, as from the 31st day of March now last past; and that the said business will in future be carried on by the said James Kennedy Catto alone[1]

1917 Charles Alfred Mather retired from the firm of Catto, Mather & Co which was carried on by James Kennedy Catto and Frank Symonds Vosper[2]

1918 Licence granted under Non-Ferrous Metal Industry Act[3]

1929 The Partnership between James Kennedy Catto, Frank Symonds Vosper and Robert Harrison Catto, carrying on business as Iron and Steel Merchants, at 115, The Albany, Old Hall-street, Liverpool, and 1, Lloyds avenue, London, under the style or firm of CATTO MATHER & CO., was dissolved by mutual consent. All debts received by Frank Symonds Vosper[4]

1931 Petition for winding-up the company by Rylands Brothers of Warrington[5]

  • See photos of planing machine at Glenbrook Vintage Railway in New Zealand.[6] It is not clear whether this machine was made by Catto, Mather, or merely supplied by them.

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 16 April 1886
  2. London Gazette 15 June 1917
  3. London Gazette 20 Aug 1918
  4. London Gazette 31 May 1929
  5. London Gazette 21 July 1931
  6. Photos supplied by Peter Short.