Garton and King

a history

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Golden Hammer - the history of G&K 1661 - 1961, extended** to 1990

Chapter 1 - The Contented Shopman

Chapter 2 - The Men of Progress

Chapter 3 - The First Sam Kingdom

Chapter 4 - Iron Sam

Chapter 5 - Greater Yet

Chapter 6 - The Holladays

Chapter 7 - The Second World War

Chapter 8 - The Other Foundries

Chapter 9 - 300 Years of Business

Chapter 10 - The Final Years**

Chapter 11 - The End of an Era**

1939 Notes by Miss Lovely - the original research, starting point for Golden Hammer

Booklets for Sale, includes:

Golden Hammer

Henry’s Exeter Experiences

1939 Notes

The Company


1900 – A year under scrutiny

Garton & King – a film by Henry Holladay

Great Exhibition Certificate


Workplace  – shops and foundries

High Street – the shop (including the Ironmongery Catalogue)

Tan Lane Foundry

Tan Lane Foundry - A Bird’s Eye ViewNEW

In the Foundry

Waterbeer Street Foundry

Map of Garton and King’s premises


Workforce at work

Workforce at Leisure

St Petrock’s Church and Garton & King

Testimonials, Recommendations and Articles

Oddities from the records

The Stationery Cupboard

Taylor & Bodley - In the Shadows


The Great, the Good, and the Godly, The Common and not so Common

Customers who purchased Stoves

Stove Sales 1850-1870

Saltram House

Exeter Cathedral


Municipal CastingsNEW

Rectangular and Square Manhole Covers

Cast Iron Cover (an article published in Right to Ride)

Triangular Covers

Gulley Gratings

Gummed up Gullies

Circular Covers

Water Board and other Covers

Pre-1925 (No 'Ltd') Castings

Kerb (Arterial) Gulleys

Pavement Channels

Wheels and GearsNEW

Railings and Palings

Iron Gates

Services (Castings for public services)

Grave Markers

Heating Equipment

Cooking Equipment

All Cookers Great and Small - A dolls house stove

The Tale of Two Barques - Stoves at sea!

Exports to New Zealand - Stoves down-under

The Dunbar - the lost stoves

Monuments - page includes:

Gordon Lamp

Chittlehampton Water Pump

Colyton Water Fountain and Lamp

Hele Paper Mill Water Feature

Three Men in a Boat (Sluice Gates)

The Mixed Bag Page

Aga Agents - A Grand Affair



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