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Thomas Taylor and Sons (of Leicester)

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of Gladstone Street, Leicester

Engineer and machinist who manufactured Favourite printing presses which were copies of Model presses

1875 Founded by Thomas Taylor

1877 Thomas Taylor, engineer & machinist, 47 Gladstone St.[1]

1879 Property sale. 'Lot 2. A DWELLING HOUSE, containing four bed rooms parlour, houseplace, passage, pantry, kitchen, and private yard, being No. 47, Gladstone-street, Leicester together with substantially-built and well MACHINE SHOP, 55 ft, 6 in. by 27 ft. 3 in. Pattern Boom, and chimney shaft, at the back of the said house also yard and gateway thereto, in the occupation Mr. Thomas Taylor, Engineer and Machinist, at annual rent of £50.'[2]

1890 Advert. 'Thomas Taylor, Gladstone-street Engine and Machine Works'.[3]

1900 Thomas Taylor, engineer, elastic web machinist & printing machine maker, 47 Gladstone St.[4]

1916 Thomas Taylor and Sons, engineers, elastic web machinists, and printing machine makers, 47 Gladstone St.[5]

1922 Thomas Taylor and Sons. Partners are William Taylor and Thomas Taylor (sons of the founder of the firm).

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Sources of Information

  1. 1877 White's Directory
  2. Leicester Journal - Friday 27 June 1879
  3. Leicester Daily Mercury - Tuesday 18 November 1890
  4. 1900 Kelly's Directory
  5. 1916 Kelly's Directory