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Aublet, Harry and Co

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Aublet, Harry and Co Makers of laundry equipment of 55 Curtain Road, London EC; of Peterborough.

1866 Company established in London's East End by Mr Robert Harry, helped by a friendly brewer, Andrew Tanqueray, as makers of band saws, knives and other equipment for the clothing trade.

1894 Wood-working machines. [1]

1897 Incorporated as a limited company.

Company expanded by making electric motors, gas engines, boring machines, etc

1904 Needing extra space, moved to Westwood Rd, Peterborough, opposite where the factory of Werner, Pfleiderer and Perkins was being constructed.

By 1909 was making laundry and clothing machinery as well as being expert in installation of electric lighting and generation equipment.

1914 Laundry, woodworking and clothiers' engineers. Specialities: endless band saws, band knives, "Crescent" endless band knife machinery.[2]

1919 Acquired the laundry business of Summerscales of Keighley, became agents for American Laundry machines

1924 The assets were acquired by Baker, Perkins Ltd of Peterborough, particularly for the laundry equipment business.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 30th March 1894 p263
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  • History of Aublet Harry [1]