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Ernest Wentworth Buller

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1842 Born in Crediton, son of James and Charlotte Buller; a brother of Redvers Buller[1][2]

1840 A member of the Buller family (might this have been John Divett, a Buller by marriage?) founded a pottery in Bovey Tracey

1865 The pottery was moved from Bovey Tracey to Hanley, Staffs

1868 The Bullers pottery began to make telegraph insulators.

1868 Dissolution of the Partnership between Wentworth William Buller, William Templer Hughes, and Ernest Wentworth Buller, carrying on business at Joiner's-square, Hanley, in the county of Stafford, as Manufacturers of Patent Cockspurs Stilts and Pins used in the manufacture of Earthenware, under the firm of W. W. Buller and Co. All debts due to and from the said firm will be received and paid respectively by the said William Templer Hughes and Ernest Wentworth Buller, by whom the said business will in future be carried on at Joiner's-square, Hanley aforesaid, under the firm of Buller and Co.[3]

1870 Patent to Ernest Wentworth Buller, of Hanley, in the county of Stafford, Earthenware Manufacturer, for the invention of "improvements in attaching door and other knobs and handles to spindles, and in the manufacture of door and other knobs and handles, parts of which improvements may be applied to the manufacture of the terminal ornaments of metallic furniture and other articles[4]

1871 Earthenware manufacturer employing 200 persons; living in Stone, Staffs[5]

1881 of Birmingham. Joined Society of Telegraph Engineers; he was a manufacturer of telegraph insulators and had made great improvements in the manufacture of porcelain insulators[6]

1881 A telegraph engineer, living in London[7]

1883 Formed a partnership with John Thomas Harris

1897 Died in Fulham[8]


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Sources of Information

  1. Christening records
  2. Biography of Redvers Buller
  3. The London Gazette 9 February 1869
  4. The London Gazette 13 May 1870
  5. 1871 census
  6. Electrical Engineer Membership forms
  7. 1881 census
  8. BMD