Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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J. S. Willway and Sons

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Radiator valve at Tyntesfield, North Somerset

1895-1899 Business address: Drawbridge, Bristol

1899-1903 Business address: St Augustine's Parade, Bristol

John Sweet Willway (c.1826-1914)

The above information is from the Lucerna Magic Lantern website.

Maker of the 'Gwyer' gas light, suited to oxy-hydrogen lights for cinematographs [1]

1899 Bicycle retailers

Electrical and gas engineers.

1913 Extension to store 100 cars.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'The Beginnings Of The Cinema In England, 1894-1901: Volume 1: 1894-1896' by John Barnes, University of Exeter Press, 1976
  2. The Autocar 1913/03/29