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Z. D. Berry

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See Zephaniah Deacon Berry

Makers of cast iron street furniture and heating and lighting equipment.

1810 Z. D. Berry started manufacturing heavy kitchen equipment and heating systems. [Surely not in 1810? - ZDB was born in 1816]. [1]

1847 Zephaniah Deacon Berry, ironmonger, Victoria Road, Pimlico (newspaper report of court case)[2]

1870 Z. D. Berry, Albion Works, Wilton Road, Pimlico listed as mechanical engineers [3]

Supplied gas lighting for many public buildings, including, for example, The Grand Theatre, Islington in 1883 (then trading as Z. D. Berry & Sons).[4]

1967 Richard Crittall Holdings merged its subsidiaries Richard Crittall and Co and Z. D. Berry and Sons, both of which were involved in engineering and contracting, into one unit called Richard Crittall and Z. D. Berry Ltd, in order to respond to the increase in size of contracts offered[5]

Now part of Crown House Technologies (CHt)

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Crown House Technologies (CHt) website, 'Our History' page
  2. London Standard, 7 July 1847
  3. Blower's Architect's, Surveyor's, Engineer's and Builder's Directory for 1860
  4. The Era, 28 July 1883
  5. The Times, Sep 12, 1967