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Barnett and Foster

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January 1888.
June 1898.
February 1901.
January 1902.
March 1946.

Maker of bottling machinery and of essences for soft drinks, etc, of Niagara Works, Eagle Wharf Road, London N, and Queensbridge Rd, London E8

1850 (or 1858) Company established by Sampson Barnett

1870 Frederick Foster became a partner of Mr. Sampson Barnett, Hoxton; the firm became Messrs. Barnett and Foster; Foster devoted his attention to the improvement of aerated-water machinery.

1881 Barnett died.

1894 Antwerp Exhibition. Awarded Diploma of Honour for Machinery and Machine Tools. [1]

1894 Brewer’s Exhibition. Equipment for aerated waters. [2]

1898 Absorbed Galloway Brothers (of Bolton).

1914 Engineers, manufacturing chemists, suppliers of machinery ingredients and general supplies to the bottling trades, manufacturers of diving apparatus, bottles and boxes, ice and refrigerating machinery. Employees 350. [3]

By 1930 2 of the partners were also directors of Bratby and Hinchliffe

1934 Company incorporated to acquire the partnership of Barnett and Foster.

1943 Started making "Nutritive syrup" to Ministry of Food specification

1950 Acquired by Barfos Ltd[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 2nd November 1894 p387
  2. The Engineer of 2nd November 1894 p388
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. The Times, Jun 28, 1950