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Kinsey, Merritt

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3 HP engine at World of Country Life
3 HP engine at World of Country Life

of London

Horizontal stationary engine on display at the World of Country Life, Sandy Bay, near Exmouth, Devon.

1870 Advert: 'Boy wanted, who can write a good hand. Apply, in own hand writing. Kinsey, Merritt & Co., 133A, Great Suffolk-street, Borough[1]

1871 Advert: 'Mortimer Brewery, in the occupation of Mr. E. Bone, which was recently destroyed by fire, has now been completely rebuilt, and fitted throughout with an improved arrangement of plant. The work has been carried out by Messrs Kinsey, Merritt, and Co., Brewers' Engineers, and Contractors, of London, who sublet the building portion to Mr. A. Barnicoat, of Reading. The whole of the work has been completed in seven weeks.'[2]

1874 Advert: 'SAMUEL H. FACEY, WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANT, 4, CROSS STREET, ABERGAVENNY, BEGS to tender his grateful thanks to his numerous friends and the public who have so liberally patronised him during the past ten years at the above , and has much pleasure in announcing that, owing to the increasing demand for FAMILY ALES, he has erected a STEAM BREWERY, in Market Street (designed and fitted with an extensive Plant and Machinery of the most approved description, by Messrs. Kinsey, Merritt, & Co., London) ; having also secured the services of an experienced Brewer, celebrated for the superior quality of the Ales he produces, and as only the best description of Malt and Hops will be used, he assures all who may favour him with their commands, that they may rely upon a genuine article at a moderate price ; and trusts, by strict attention, to merit their future patronage and support Orders for the Brewery Ales, Wines, Spirits, &c., will be received at The Brewery Office, and at 4, Cross Street, where Lists of Prices may be obtained on application. January, 1874.'[3]

  1. Clerkenwell News, 7 November 1870
  2. Reading Mercury, 2 December 1871
  3. Abergavenny Chronicle - Saturday 17 January 1874