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Elliotts Moulding and Joinery Co

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of Albert Works, Newbury, Berks

1862 Company established.

1914 Manufacturers, exporters and designers of interior artistic wood work. Employees 200. [1]

Samuel Elliott set up a sophisticated joinery and moulding manufactory in Reading in 1903. Its fortunes followed the high class sector of the construction industry sending materials and craftsmen to fit out Courts of Justice, theatres and luxury hotels throughout Britain.

The firm had up to 1 000 employees and the machinery to work wood and metal to produce shop fronts, large revolving doors, fitments for passenger ships including the Cunard Queens and, by contrast, secure prison doors. Bodies were built for Rolls Royce and Bentley limousines and for Healey sports cars.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. Industrial Reading [1]