Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,152 pages of information and 245,599 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Gardner and Sons

From Graces Guide
1957.

of Bristol Road, Gloucester

1855 Company established. Taking over the millstone business of J. C. Francillon.[1]

1878 Erected new works in Southgate Street.

1894 New works in Bristol Road.

1897 Employs 60 persons.[2]

1905 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Flour mill engineers and specialists in sifting and mixing machinery for all kinds of dry powders; general engineers and millstone makers. [3]

'Rapid' mixer on display at Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley, Derbyshire

1950 Acquired by Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co which was acquired by Winget in 1961.

1962 On 1 April, the trading activities of Gardners were transferred to Winget's Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Works to make better use of the factory space[4].

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Sources of Information

  1. Gloucester Journal - Saturday 27 February 1897
  2. Gloucester Journal - Saturday 27 February 1897
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. The Times, 16 October 1962