Thursday, 20 January 2011

England: London

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Ashton & Green, London, Dublin & Bristol

Frederick Bird & Co engineers & ironfounders, London W. Self fastening plate

Frederick Bird & Co West Drayton near London, engineers. Seen in Weymouth.

Brough, London. Seen in Ludlow

Burn Bros, London. Seen in Brighton

J.W.Carpenter Ltd, 188-190 Earls Court Road, SW

Clark, Hunt & Co, Shoreditch. Seen in Brighton

Doulton & Co. Ltd, works London & Paisley. Seen in Didcot.

A. Emanuel & Sons Ltd No. patent 11762 air tight manhole, George Street, Manchester Square. Seen in Devizes

Ham Baker & Co Ltd, Westminster S.W. Fire hydrant

Ham Baker &Co. Ltd, Westminster S.W. Fire hydrant. Seen in Totnes.

Ham Baker & Co. Ltd, Westminster S.W. Keymac

T.W.Harmsloe [?], Westminster, MPd [?] double joint manhole. Seen in Henley. Inscription unclear.

Hayward Brothers, 187 & 189 Union Street, Borough. Seen in Clifton. Hayward's products are widely found in London and the provinces. Apart from the patent self-locking plates, they are one of the few manufacturers to insert glass panels to provide light in cellars. Their large glazed gratings can be found in front of many Victorian buildings.

Hayward's patent self locking, Borough, London. Seen in Bristol

Hayward's patent self locking, Borough, London

Hayward's patent self locking, Borough, London

[Hayward] Brothers, 187 & 189 Union Street, Borough, 1854. Seen in Henley.

The Hope Foundry Co., 5, Upper Thames St., London E.C.

Knowles, London. Seen in Pendeen, Cornwall.

Nettleton & Co., Sloane Square, London S.W. Seen in Eaton Place, London

Parkinson and Ward Cowan. Cowan branch, London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester & Sydney. Seen in Weymouth.

R.H. & J.Pearson's patent automatic action, Notting Hill Gate

Pike & Co, 168 Ebury Street Pimlico. Seen in Grosvenor Gardens, London

Pryke & Palmer, 40/41 Upper Thames Street

Pryke & Palmer, Upper Thames [Street]. Seen in Devizes

A. Smellie, Westminster. Seen in Eaton Place, London.

J. Stone & Co., Deptford, London S.E. Seen in Henley

J.Stone & Co. Ltd, Deptford, London S.E. Seen in Croydon

Winser & Co., Inspection cover, London S.W., Buckingham Palace Rd. Seen at Lyme Regis.

Winser and Co. are not recorded in the 1882 Post Office London directory so were probably established after that date. Plumbing practice by J. Wright Clarke (London, New York: The Engineering and Building Record, 1888) states:
WINSER & Co. are Patentees and Manufacturers of several approved Appliances, such as Channel Bends, Traps, Manhole Covers, &c,, &c., ot which particulars may be had on application. They are prepared to undertake and carry out work of any description, either in large or small jobs, at the lowest remunerative price. They are, however, neither able nor willing to compete with "skin plumbers," as they only put in good work and material. Sole Address : works:- Belgrave Buildings, SW. Winser & Co., 52, Buckingham Palace Road, London, S.W.


The Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office includes in the Records of Ellistown Colliery Co. Ltd. and Ellistown Brick, Pipe and Fireclay works and Estates Ltd:
  • DE4939/975/1-2 1893, 1894: Illustrated catalogues of Improved Sanitary Appliances, Winser & Co., Sanitary Engineers, London SW

  • DE4939/981 April 1897: Price list Joseph Cliff & Sons, Wortley, Leeds, manufacturers of Winser's channels, bends etc. for manholes
Winser & Co. Ltd (sanitary & drainage goods of Buckingham Palace Road is recorded in a book advert in 1902. The Old Bailey Sessions Papers records for March 14th, 1902:
FREDERICK SAWYER WINSER. I am a sanitary engineer, one of the firm of Winser & Co. These three cheques were stolen from me. I gave no authority to the prisoner to pass them, nor to anyone to sign them.
British progress in municipal engineering a series of three lectures by William Henry Maxwell (London, A. Constable & co., Ltd. , 1904) records Winser & Co 52, Buckingham Palace Road, S.W. as a participant. The London Manual for 1907 by Robert Donald (London: Edward Lloyd, 1907) has an advertisement for their illustrated catalogue of improved sanitary appliances.
Winser and Co. are recorded as sanitary engineers at Buckingham Palace Road in the 1915 Post Office London directory.
A.C.Woodrow & Co., London. Seen in Wilton A.C.Woodrow & Co., engineers, London.
Greater London boroughs Bromley, formerly in the county of Kent, boasts a long series of dated covers, three examples of which are given here. The design has varied little over the years, indeed the same mould seems to have been reused for long periods. The odd size of the final number 5 in 1925 is evidence of this.
B.B.C. Bromley, 1905, Rd 407588. B.B.C. Bromley, 1925, Rd 407588. T.B.C. Bromley, 1954, Rd 407588. City of Westminster.
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