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Antonio Gabrielli

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Antonio Gabrielli (c1814-1891) Contractor

1852 Bankruptcy. '...duly filed against Antonio Gabrielli and Thomas Edmond, of No. 37, Old Broad-street, in the city of London, Merchants, trading under the style or firm of A. Gabrielli and Co. and of Bombay, in the East Indies, under the style or firm of Thomas Edmond and Co. and they being declared bankrupts...'[1] Annulled.[2]

1861 Contractor for the harbour extension at Malta

1862 Patent. '1083. To Charles Rogers Heap, of Great George-street, in the city of Westminster, Agent, for the invention of "an improved construction of railway chair." - A communication to him from abroad by Antonio Gabrielli, now residing at Turin, in the kingdom of Italy.'[3]

1866 Bankruptcy. Antonio Gabrielli, of No. 13A, Great George-street, in the city of Westminster.[4]

1867 Chatham Dockyard extension. 'When it was resolved to proceed at a greater speed with the work, the first contract was obtained by Antonio Gabrielli, Esq. This gentleman bad well executed extensive works at Melbourne and at Malta. The first contract for our Dockyard Extension was on a scale commensurate with the whole enterprise—it was for £750,000. For this sum Mr. Gabrielli has undertaken to complete one basin, make two docks, and the entrances for two more, in three years from April 1867, and to complete the second smaller basin in four years from that time.'[5]

1870 Chatham Dockyard extension. 'Mr. Merton, the agent of Mr. Antonio Gabrielli, the Chatham works contractor, and now the undertaker of certain works in the harbour of Brindisi, with the Dragon and Resolute steam tugs, left Malta harbour on the 20th January, several towing dredgers, lighters, and other heavy working plant, for carrying out the Brindisi contract.'[6]

c.1872 Rio d’Ouro Waterworks

c.1872 Vienna waterworks

1874 Reported upon the proposed railway from Shanghai to Woosung

1891 Living at 12 Queen's Gate Terrace, Kensington: Antonio Gabrielli (age 77 born Maste Naherafiech, Austria), Living on own means. With his wife Henrietta Gabrielli (age 54 born Brixton). Four servants.[7]

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