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Gould Brothers

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of 4 & 5 Southernhay, Exeter

Motor engineers

See Ernest George Gould and Frederick William Gould

1871 Advertisement. Gould Brothers, Coach Builders, of Post Office Street, announce their move to 4 Higher Southernhay.[1]

1899 Advertisement. 'Business under entirely new management.'[2]

1902 Mention. Gold (sic) Brothers, Carriage Builders, Southernhay, Exeter.[3]

1903 August. Advertisement. Motor Cars, repairs, garage. Store at Central garage. Sole agents for Vauxhall.[4]

1903 October. Advertisement. Gould Brothers, Motor Garage, Exeter.[5]

1904 Advertisement. Gould Brothers, Motor Garage and Showrooms, Southernhay, Exeter[6]

1906 Carriage builders and a motor business. [7]

1910 Expansion of the Southernhay premises. Gould Brothers of Southernhay and London Inn Square. '...carried out a scheme which the whole of the spacious ground floor of their Southernhay premises has been converted into a garage, with direct central entrance from the roadway, well lighted, equipped with exceptional arrangements in the way of inspection pits and wash-downs, and entirely tree frown pillars and similar obstacles so that the movement and disposition of the cars can be effected with perfect ease. The inspection pits admit five cars, and the wash-downs can, at a pinch, accommodate eight cars simultaneously. The central entrance dispenses with the inconvenience of going through any passage way. The whole of the first floor, which is carried over the garage by something like 14 tons of steel work, is devoted to workshops. Here a new feature is an engineer's shop, equipped with the most up-to-date machine tools, all of which are driven by electric power.'[8]

1921 '...Studebaker Light Six, one of which recently arrived at Messrs. Gould Bros. Garage, Southernhay, Exeter...'[9]

1925 '...disastrous fire which occurred at Exeter yesterday morning badly damaged one of the large garages of Messrs. Gould Brothers, Limited, East Southernhay'[10]

later there was another garage in Exeter called Gould's Garage at Topsham.

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Sources of Information

  1. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 08 September 1871
  2. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Tuesday 16 May 1899
  3. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Tuesday 25 March 1902
  4. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 21 August 1903
  5. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 09 October 1903
  6. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 11 March 1904
  7. Coach Builders Journal p217
  8. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Tuesday 22 March 1910
  9. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 29 October 1921
  10. Western Morning News - Monday 20 July 1925