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William Parnall and Co

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Brass weight marked William Parnall and Co, 105-108 Victoria Street.
Tea Mixer.
Washing Machine (Tea mixer?) in hotel in Holland.
Washing Machine (Tea mixer?) in hotel in Holland (detail).

of Bristol, makers of industrial and commercial balances

Not connected with Parnall and Sons of Bristol - see 1900 entry below

1834 Advertisement for Furnishing Ironmongery, Cutlery, Hardware, Copper, Tin, Wrought-Iron, Japan and Britannia-Metal Wares. William Parnall and Co of 1 Dolphin Street. Wholesale warehouse next to Pithay Chapel and manufactory at 9 Castle Mill Street.[1]

1884 Advertisement. Tricycles and Bicycles. William Parnall and Co, 108, Victoria Street, Bristol.[2]

1899 Company closed. 'In the Matter of William Parnall and Company, Limited........That it has been proved to the satisfaction of this Meeting that the Company cannot, by reason of its liabilities continue its business and that it is decided to wind up the same....'[3]

1900 Bankruptcy court. 'William Parnall, formerly managing director of William Parnall and Co., Limited, scale makers (This firm is not connected with Parnall and Sons, Limited, of Narrow Wine Street)....'[4]

1893 The Society of Inspectors of Weights and Measures visited W. Parnall and Co, Victoria Street, Bristol[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Bristol Mercury - Saturday 20 December 1834
  2. Western Daily Press - Monday 07 April 1884
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:3 March 1899 Issue:27059 Page:1533
  4. Western Daily Press - Saturday 03 November 1900
  5. Bristol Mercury , December 6, 1893