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Gardiner, Sons and Co

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of Nelson Street, Bristol

1825 Company established.

1893 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Builders and furnishing ironmongers, merchants and manufacturers of constructional and ornamental ironwork, sashes, casements, metal-framed show cases, hand-power lifts etc., hot water engineers. Employees 300. [1]

1960 Included refrigeration group serving domestic and commercial markets[2]

1961 Engineers and manufacturers of constructional steel work, metal windows, art metal work, lifts and fire-proof doors "Thermaguard" system of school construction, and "Muragard" curtain walling. Also bronze founders, iron and steel stockholders and builders' and plumbers' merchants. 900 employees.

1970 Was a subsidiary of Carlton Industries; acquired Alumin Building Components[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times, Sep 29, 1960
  3. The Times, Jun 15, 1970