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of 59 St. Martin's-le-Grand
Previously De Grave, Short and Co
By 1851 William Fanner, scale maker, was living at 59 St Martins with his family
1857 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Samuel Robinson Short and William Fanner, lately carrying on business as Scale Makers, under the style or firm of De Grave, Short, and Fanner, at No. 59, Saint Martin's-Le-Grand, in the city of London, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent; and all debts due to or from the said late copartnership will be respectively received and paid by the said Samuel Robinson Short, by whom alone the said business will in future be carried on...'
1871 William Fanner died. From 1871 onwards the company was De Grave, Short and Co.
1882 Listed.De Grave, Short and Co. scale, weight & measure makers to Her Majesty's standards department, board of trade, royal mint, general post office & the assay office, goldsmiths' hall, manufacturers of bullion, assay & chemical balances & weights (prize medals, 1851 & 186z), 59 St. Martin's-le-Grand EC'
1890 the address was 13 Farringdon Road.
1899 Listed. 'De Grave, Short, Fanner & Co. scale, weight, balance & weighing machine makers, 13 Farringdon road ECl (Late St. Martin's-le-Grand)-TA "De Grave"'
1925 Averys acquired L. Oertling