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George H. Gascoigne Co

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January 1920.
April 1946.
August 1946.
April 1947.
January 1957.
May 1957.

of 114/118 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire. Telephone: Reading 5067. Telegraphic Address: "Gasgoines, Reading"

Sectional Constructions

1921 Private company formed as Gascoigne Sectional Constructions Ltd.

1922 Name changed.

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Tubular Ke-Klamp: small buildings; guard railings; scaffolding; machinery guards; safety devices, etc. A quick easy method of tubular construction. No screwing, drilling, rivetting, bolting necessary for guard railing, building, sheds, racks, stands, stalls, etc. (Building, Central Heating and Cooking Section - Stand No. B.712) [1]

1961 Tubular steel constructional engineers, producing "Klee-Klamps". 120 employees. [2]

Gascoignes (Reading)

of Gascoigne House, Reading, Berkshire. Telephone: 5067/8. Telegraphic Address: "Gascoignes, Reading"

1927 Gascoignes (Reading) Ltd were established at Coley by George H. Gascoigne with premises in Berkeley Avenue, Reading, Berkshire.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. The Milking Machine Specialists, displaying complete Auto Releaser Milking Machine and Bucket Type Plant. The most complete and modern Milking Equipment on the market. (Stand No. B.712) [3]

1970s The company merged with Melotte, also a family firm that was established in 1852, in the 1970s to form Gascoigne-Melotte, who specialise in milking machine design and development.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Coley Park and Beyond
  1. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert p529; and p366
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert p529; and p366