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William Gardner and Sons

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of Bristol Road, Gloucester

1855 Company established.

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. [1]

'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[2].

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times, 16 October 1962