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Joseph Francis Ebner

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of Ebner's Wharf, Stewart Street, Cubitt Town, London

Parquet, Wood Block, Marble, and Mosaic Work in all branches.

Established in 1874.

1914 Specialities: The entire business of this representative firm is of the nature of a speciality. " Ebnerite," the successful Jointless Composition Flooring, is one of the latest features introduced, and has been adopted by leading architects for Churches, Schools, Hospitals, and other Public Buildings a'l over the United Kingdom. The firm's Parquet, Wood Block, and other Floorings (all manufactured at the above works, which are situated on the riverside, and equipped with the latest machinery) also continue in, favour with those requiring best materials. Wherever possible, British labour is used, and only high-class workmen are employed. Mr. Ebner has won thirteen Gold Medals and highest awards at International Exhibitions, including Highest Award, Chicago, 1893, for " Ingenuity and Efficiency" of Ebner's Floors; Gold Medal, Melbourne, 1888; 1st Class Diploma, Adelaide, 1887; Gold Medals, Society of Architects, 1886 and 1887; Gold Medal, Liverpool, 1886; Silver Medal (Highest Award), Inventions Exhibition, London, 1885; Gold Medal, Health Exhibition, London, 1884; 1st Diploma, Delft, 1885; and, for the Hydrofuge Flooring, Gold Medal, Amsterdam, 1883; Diploma, Ghent, 1883; Diploma of Honour, Antwerp, 1885; Gold Medal, Paris, 1889. The firm are contractors to H.M. Office of Works, the Metropolitan Asylums Board, H.M. Irish Board of Public Works, the London County Council, the Admiralty, the War Office, and Corporations, Councils, &c., of nearly all large provincial towns. Stall: Average, 150; some times double.

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