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Arnold Redler

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Arnold Redler (1875-1958).

Arnold Redler (1875-1958) of Redler Conveyors

1875 May 27th. Born at South Molton, Devon, son of Thomas John Redler (1838-1916)and his wife Georgiana Nancy Bolton - one of a family of five children (four boys and one girl).

Arnold Redler's father was a flour miller and the Redler family had been millers generations before, whilst his mother, whose maiden name was Francis, came from an engineering family whose major achievement was the invention and development of the Francis Water Turbine Unit.

Little is known of Arnold Redler's early life, but it is known that he left school at 14 and entered his father's trade at Bathpools Mill, Taunton.

It was at the turn of the century that Arnold and his elder brother Daniel Bolton Redler broke away from the family business and set up a Company called Daniel Redler and Co, City Flour Mill at Worcester, but because of operating difficulties the brothers decided to move to Sharpness in early 1909.

1911 Living at Saxondale, 353 Bristol Road, Birmingham: Montague Redler (age 34 born South Molton), Flour Salesman on own account. With his wife Gertrude Fisher Redler (age 30 born Worcester). Also his brothers Arnold Redler (age 35 born South Molton), Miller; and Gilbert Redler (age 37 born South Molton), Miller. Also Montague's daughter and three servants.[1]

1919 Arnold Redler began experiments in handling grain

1920 He produced a machine which was the forerunner of the "STOCK REDLER" Handling System. Due to an increase in work, Arnold Redler decided to look for larger premises.

1920 The "STOCK REDLER" system of conveying and elevating bulk materials was designed and patented by Redler.

Arnold Redler finally abandoned milling in 1925 when that Company went into liquidation.

He later formed Redler Patents at Sharpness

1932 Purchased the Apperley and Curtis Cloth Mill at Dudbridge and turned it into an Engineering Works. It took some time to get production underway, but after some minor setbacks, all was remedied.

Formed Redler Conveyors at Dudbridge, near Stroud

1958 Died

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  • [1] Redler Web Site