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1940. St. Saviour's Dam, Guernsey. T. and C. Hawksley and W. T. Halcrow Engineers. Pauling and Co Contractors.
1940. Port of Beira. Pauling and Co Contractors.

of 26 Victoria St, London (1937)

1847 Contractor for the Woodhead Tunnel 2

1852 Pauling and Sharp was put into bankruptcy

1853 Bankrupt. 'Notice is hereby given, that William Thomas Jemmett, Esq. one of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Court of Bankruptcy at Manchester, acting in the prosecution of a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed on the 21st day of September, 1852, against George Clarke Pauling and Robert Chapman Sharp, both of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, Merchants and Contractors for Public Works, Dealers, Chapmen, and Copartners, trading under the style or firm of Pauling and Company, did, on the 10th day of January 1853, allow Robert Chapman Sharp, one of the said bankrupts, a Certificate of conformity of the first class; and that such Certificate will be delivered to the said bankrupt, unless an appeal be duly entered against the judgment of such Court, and notice thereof be given to the Court. [1]

1890s Baron E. d'Erlanger, in conjunction with George and Harry Pauling, agreed with Cecil Rhodes to finance and build the Rhodesian railway system[2]

1894 Pauling and Co had been contractors for the first 5 miles of the railway of the Syrian Ottoman Co, which then became bankrupt[3]

1897 Contractors for the Bechuanaland Railway Co[4]

1898 Contractors for the Mashonaland Railway Co[5]

1899 Contractors of a line for the British North Borneo Co[6]

1900 Contracted with the New Cape Central Railway Ltd to construct the line and supply rolling stock[7]

1901 Contractors for the Wankie Railway (in Rhodesia)[8]

1909 Contracted to build a section of the Rhodesia-Katanga Junction line, under the direction of George Pauling[9]

1911 Contracted to build a railway line for the Southern Sao Paulo Railway Co[10]

1911 Contracted to build a Railway line in East African Protectorate for the Magadi Soda Co[11]

1913 Had a contract for a line from Canton to Chengto in China[12]

1920 Gained the contract for the construction of a railway for the Trans-Zambesia Railway Co[13]

1930 The company was one of a group of 6 contractors who had agreed to fund putting a bill through Parliament and obtaining necessary geological information for the Channel Tunnel Co and had agreed to build the British half of the tunnel[14]

1931 Contract with Swansea Borough Council for engineering works in connection with the Swansea electricity station scheme[15]

1933 Partnership formed with J. W. Gibson to build the Gebel Aulia dam in Egypt[16]

1947 Involved in the ground nut scheme in East Africa[17]

1959 Constructed the new London embassy for the American government[18]

1961 Pauling and Co Overseas were awarded the contract for a drainage scheme in British Guiana[19]

1967 Won contract to build the new capital for British Honduras[20]

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Sources of Information

  1. Gazette Issue 21402 published on the 14 January 1853
  2. The Times, Jul 25, 1939
  3. The Times, Sep 12, 1894
  4. The Times, Nov 06, 1897
  5. The Times, Aug 06, 1898
  6. The Times, Mar 18, 1899
  7. The Times, Mar 31, 1900
  8. The Times, Dec 31, 1901
  9. The Times, Feb 06, 1909
  10. The Times, Feb 08, 1911
  11. The Times, Apr 26, 1911
  12. The Times, Aug 16, 1913
  13. The Times, Apr 13, 1920
  14. The Times Jul 01, 1930
  15. The Times, Dec 31, 1931
  16. The Times, Jun 26, 1933
  17. The Times, Mar 21, 1947
  18. The Times, Apr 29, 1961
  19. The Times, Feb 13, 1961
  20. The Times, Apr 17, 1967