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Wentworth William Buller and Co

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1840 A member of the Buller family (might this have been John Divett, a Buller by marriage?) founded a pottery in Bovey Tracey

1843 Company established.

1865 The pottery was moved from Bovey Tracey to Hanley, Staffs

1866 Dissolution of the Partnership between Wentworth William Buller and John Divett, carrying on business at Joiner's-square, Hanley, in the county of Stafford, as Manufacturers of Patent Cockspurs, Stilts, and Pins used in the Manufacture of Earthenware, under the firm of Wentworth William Buller and Co.. Wentworth William Buller carried on the said business under the same firm, and at the place[1]

1868 Began to make telegraph insulators and went onto specialise in metal components for insulators, including power lines.

1868 Dissolution of the Partnership between Wentworth William Buller, William Templer Hughes, and Ernest Wentworth Buller, carrying on business at Joiner's-square, Hanley, in the county of Stafford, as Manufacturers of Patent Cockspurs Stilts and Pins used in the manufacture of Earthenware, under the firm of W. W. Buller and Co. All debts due to and from the said firm will be received and paid respectively by the said William Templer Hughes and Ernest Wentworth Buller, by whom the said business will in future be carried on at Joiner's-square, Hanley aforesaid, under the firm of Buller and Co.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 27 Nov 1866
  2. The London Gazette 9 February 1869
  • Outline of Bullers company history in The Engineer 1931/06/12